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Documentaries and Videos to Watch Before Visiting Istanbul

You may have heard many things about the great city of Istanbul. Stories from other travellers visited there, from vlogs or blogs of travellers on the internet or from the writings of the locals. But many of these sources rely on their own experiences. In this writing, we will provide a deeper insight of this beautiful and strange city on more rare points.

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Chora of Istanbul: A Magnificent Attraction

Kariye Museum is another museum opened to Muslims as a mosque after Hagia Sophia. Perhaps the last time to see the mosaics and frescoes on the walls of the museum. Because it can be completely closed in the future, just like the mosaics in Hagia Sophia. The museum, located in the Edirnekapı district in Istanbul, is about 100 meters from the Theodosius (now known as Istanbul) Walls, which have survived until today. The building is located at the northwest end of the historical peninsula, on the slopes facing the Golden Horn.

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10 Days in Istanbul with the Perfect 10 Day Itinerary

Is there enough time to visit Istanbul in 10 days? This will vary depending on the season of your visit and where you want to go. If you’ve come to Istanbul for the first time, some areas will fascinate you and you may want to revisit them. You can even arrange your visit to Istanbul to coincide with these events. The most important of these in 2020 is the UEFA Champions League final which will be played on 30th May 2020, at Istanbul’s’ Atatürk Olympic Stadium. You can arrange your Istanbul travel itinerary according to this date.

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Istanbul’s Best Antique and Vintage Shops

Antiquity, objects of historical importance. Some say that the value of an object can’t rise because of its age. But we all know stuff from the past, especially from the important moments can and should be very valuable. And the antique shops are breath-taking just for that. Imagine many objects from different eras, cultures and histories of the past, sitting in one place. Even its thought is overwhelming, and surely a person who has no interest in antique objects will fill with awe once they get in these stores. But what makes an antique shop remarkable?

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7 Days in Istanbul with the Perfect 7 Day Itinerary

No matter how many or how few days you spend in Istanbul, there are some places that appear on everybody’s list of things to see and do. These places should be on your 7-day Istanbul itinerary. Most of the attractions are in Old Istanbul. For a 7-day itinerary, you should choose hotels within the tourist zone so it will be easy to get to them all.

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The Magical History and Legends of Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern

There is a very mysterious place in Sultanahmet, the heart of Istanbul: Basilica Cistern. The Cistern was also used as a venue in many movies and series. Did you watch Inferno, the movie starring Tom Hanks? It was shot in 2016, adopted by Dan Brown's book. One of the main venues of that movie was Basilica. Basilica Cistern İstanbul or Basilica Palace is one of the most important structures in the history of Istanbul. The features of the columns inside, and the Medusa head, which is especially inverted, attract a lot of attention. There was a basilica where this cistern was built.

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Top 10 Places to Smoke Hookah in Istanbul

Hookah is a tobacco product that is smoked like a cigarette. The hookah, which is frequently used in Eastern culture, came first from India to Iran, then onto the Arabs and Ottomans. The hookah is made up of a number of parts; the section which contains the tobacco is called the "pipe bowl", the long body is called the "ser", the part that filters the smoke, and bubbles when you smoke it is the "bottle" and the section that takes the smoke from the bottle to the mouth is called the "hookah tube".

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