Istanbul is one of the most exciting places to visit in Europe, its the most populated city in the continent, it was the capital of two different empires, and it is the only city in the world that it is built on two continents.
Aside from being the largest and most popular city of Turkey, Istanbul is also the biggest cultural and financial centre of Turkey. Istanbul is considered to be the bridge that links Asia with Europe from a cultural and geographical standpoint. Istanbul is a huge metropolitan city with about 15 million residents that you can usually expect it to be busy whenever travelling there.
The most important places to visit in Istanbul are: Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Cruise along the Bosphorus, Princes’ Islands Cruise, Taksim Square and much more.