Istanbul largest historical city in Turkey

IstanbulIstanbul is the largest city of Turkey which constitutes the Turkey’s Economy, history and also the culture. It is having a population of 13.9 million and it forms one of the greatest urban agglomerations in whole of Europe. It is also the 2nd largest city in the world in terms of the total population. Istanbul covers a total area of 5345 kilometers. It is a transcontinental city consisting of the Bosphorus at the Northern Part in between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Bosphorus is one of the world’s busiest and populous waterways. The historical as well as the commercial center lies in Europe whereas the 3rd population resides in Asia.

If the history chapters of Istanbul are looked upon, the oldest surviving examples were of Ottoman Architecture such as Rumelihisari fortresses and also the Anadoluhisari fortresses. The Ottomans dedicated themselves in building high sky scrapers for the next 4 centuries. Many ornate, historical mosques were built during that era. The largest and the most attractive palace of the past was Topkapi which is showing a diverse multi-cultural aesthetic sense from a Neoclassical style Euderun Library to the Baroque inside the Harem. The mosques include the Bayezid Mosque, Fatih Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Yavuz Selim Mosque and the Yeni Mosque. These were all built during the 16th and 17th century.

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The city of Istanbul has always been the cultural Hub. However the scene of culture was being altered when the main focus was being shifted to Ankara. A new government was established which supported the music and musical schools where there were constant visits from the foreign world. The cultural significance was totally reemerged.

One of the best delicacies of the Istanbul includes the famous mouthwatering and every ones favorite, Turkish Delights. It is a must buy when you are in Turkey. The famous stereotypical flavors are the rose water and lemon, however it’s better to try each and every flavor available in fresh form. The Pistachio flavor is the most popular among the tourists. Lokum is the best place to buy the Turkish delight from.
 Similarly, the Turkish Tea also known as the Chaye in their language should be tried. It is made from the leaves grown there and is brewed in samovar style. The tea is being offered in a small tulip shaped glass and milk is never added.

Another good buy are the rugs also known as the Kilims. They can be found near the Sultanahmet.
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