History

Throughout history, Istanbul has embraced many different civilizations and hosted many different cultures. There are two bazaars of great interest to tourists that are also culturally important. These are the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. There are many historical and cultural sites in Istanbul such as Topkapı Palace, Yedikule Palace, the Bosphorus Strait, Rumeli Fortress, Gülhane Park, the Golden Horn, Istanbul City Walls and Dolmabahçe Palace. Turkish baths are also among the essentials to visit in Istanbul. Further more, historical buildings complement the cultural landscape of Istanbul. To discover all of these and stroll through the history of Istanbul, come, explore Istanbul now!