All the tourists out there who want to have a mini glance of the hot city Istanbul. Here is a review of Istanbul for them. By hot I do not mean the weather but the happening restaurants and galleries and the exquisite Ottoman mosques.
There is a long history at the center of Empires; Istanbul is a wealthy city in terms of historic and religious places. The bulk of the ancient monuments dating back to Ottoman periods, Roman and Byzantine include the Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia are located around Sultanahmet Square, while the others are dispersed throughout the peninsula of the old city.
Across the golden Horn is Galata which is crowned by the Galata Tower. Istanbul is modern with its exhibitions of contemporary Turkish art which is on the nearby waterfront of Karakoy.
Further north is the Istiklal Avenue which is Istanbul’s prominent pedestrian street. The neighborhood worth your visit is Eyup. The Islamic shrine is a must look to see what daily life in Ottoman Istanbul is like.
Marmara and Bosphorus coasts are characterized by their picturesque neighborhoods which are overlooked by Camlica Hill and it is one of the highest hills in the city with a view of much of the rest of the city, a pleasant park and a café on its summit.
The city’s overabundance of exciting museums and new art galleries and the important historic buildings provide visitors with more than enough to see during the day but at night the place swings into high-velocity, mega stylish actions.