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This magical meeting place straddling two continents has more top-notch attractions than it has minarets (and that's a lot).


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Best Neighborhoods

Explore the distinct neighborhoods of Istanbul with this guide to what to expect in each one.

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Day Trips

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul with a day trip to nearby beaches, forests and sleepy towns.

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Istanbul's scale and traffic jams can be daunting to travelers but the city's compact center and transport options make it a breeze if you're in the know.

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Free Things to Do

From mosques and markets to art galleries and monuments, some of Istanbul's best sites don't cost a thing.

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