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Istanbul Modern »

The spectacular Istanbul Modern is at the pinnacle of Turkey’s art scene. Tracing Turkish art back to the beginnings of the contemporary era, it provides a fascinating insight into the transitioning political, cultural and social dynamic of the country. With works ranging from paintings to sculpture to photography to film,... more »

Aya Sofya »

Aya Sofya is an architectural wonder, a place where Islam and Christianity fuse in the most spectacular fashion. Located at the cultural and geographic heart of Istanbul, the impressive structure dominates the skyline of the city, as well as the must-see lists of all who visit her. The Aya Sofya... more »

The Blue Mosque »

The Blue Mosque is Istanbul’s most recognised icon. The silhouette is renowned around the world - eight secondary domes cascading down from the 43 metre tall main dome in the centre, with six slender minarets puncturing the billowing roof. The majesty of the near-400 year old mosque is an unmissable... more »

Topkapi Sarayi »

Topkapi Palace is one of the oldest remaining palaces in the world. Once the home to the sultans and harems of the Ottoman Empire, it's now a museum housing relics of the Ottoman rule. The spacious grounds and numerous exhibitions offer plenty of opportunity to be immersed in four centuries... more »

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