Istanbul joins the two continents bringing together different cultures and traditions. In this vibrant city's heart lay various mosques, palaces, churches tracing the awe-inspiring history.
Although Istanbul is not the capital, the city is still the most popular in the country, celebrating cultures, architecture, and arts, and the buzzing bazaars with smells of spices and teas, culinary experiences enhancing the city life. So you can enjoy Istanbul's culture by visiting historical places such as The Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, and Basilica Cistern.
The people of Istanbul are always enjoying their life no matter how busy they are. Or, while they are on their way to catch a bus, they can stop to enjoy the music played in the Istiklal Street in Taksim or at the metro station by local people.
They are very welcoming and helpful, especially towards the foreigners, inviting people they just met into their homes and shops for traditional Turkish tea. Turks never shy away from lending a hand to anyone in need, and they are so lively that they are always there for their friends and families in happiness and sorrow. Along with culture, family is also their top priority; Turks respect their elders and have strong family connections.