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Istanbul – Unique Recommendations and Interesting Short Strolls

Courtesy of Bentley Hotel Istanbul… Anywhere within the vicinity, Istanbul is a charming city that you will always want to return to… It’s impossible not to get affected by its magic!.. It is really inevitable not to get inspired by its history and culture. A city that makes you feel the Eastern world and clarifies that you are in the west. For instance, if you pass by the bosphorus, you will feel as if you were in a metropol that unites the two continents. When you travel around the Modern Art Museum,  you will encounter a European atmosphere. Furthermore, a visit to the Topkapi Palace...
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Pera (Beyoglu) & Galata Walk

Courtesy of Bentley Hotel Istanbul, here are some encouraging details about walking through the Pera (Beyoglu) & Galata districts of Istanbul. Galata was, on the north shore of the Golden Horn, a semi-independent colony of the Genoese, an Italian marine-state. In the early centuries under the Ottoman rule, the district became densely populated as the European quarter. Here the foreign merchants had their houses and their shops and here the ambassadors of the European powers built sumptuous embassies. As the time went on the confines of Galata became too narrow and crowded and the embassies...
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