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3. Istanbul – the city of dreams, Turkey

  • Equip yourself with very comfortable shoes! As in Rome, there is a lot cubic stone in the historic area.
  • The easiest way to reach the old town is by tram T1. He stops in Sultanahmet Square, where Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern and SOFIA Cathedral are situated.
  • SOFIA Cathedral Mausoleum can be visited free of charge. And usually there is no queue. Access is on the right side (east side) of the cathedral.
  • Monday, museums are mostly closed.
  • Miniaturk is an amusement park located in the western part of town, which worth visiting of you are accompanied by children. The most important sights of the city were rebuilt in miniature, and the children will  feel special there;
  • Bosphorus Cruise is unmissable! But you should take one to have a tour guide and restaurant. Most cruises depart near Galata Bridge, and rates vary between 10 and 25 pounds per person.
  • If time permits, you can visit the Prince Island. It’s a very nice place, where tourists and cars are very few. Important – Departures are from the port near Dolmabahce Palace and the way there takes about two hours.
  • In the Eyup area you will find Pierre Loti Café. This is on top of a hill, and the view of Istanbul is spectacular. You can admire all the Golden Horn Bay.
  • Prices in the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar are large and unjustified. If you really want to buy something negotiate hard!
  • Belvedere points: There are many lookout points in Istanbul, but the most common are Galata Tower, Pierre Loti Café and Camlica Hill on the Asian side.
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