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there are many reason to [wpseo]visit istanbul[/wpseo].You can find any historical building or monument or mosque etc.

there are enough reasons to reserve a [wpseo]hotel in istanbul[/wpseo].

Just the on coast of asian side the old train station [wpseo]Haydarpasa[/wpseo] is still so nice building.

Há muitas razões para [wpseo] visitar Istambul [/wpseo] . Você pode encontrar qualquer edifício ou monumento histórico ou mesquita etc

há razões suficientes para reservar um hotel em Istambul.

Apenas o na costa do lado asiático do velho estação de trem [wpseo] Haydarpasa [/wpseo] ainda é edifício tão agradável.

Есть много причин, чтобы [wpseo]посетить Стамбуле [/wpseo].You можно найти историческое здание или памятник или мечети и т.д.

Есть достаточно причин, чтобы забронировать [wpseo]отель в Стамбуле[/wpseo].

Только на берегах азиатской части старого вокзала [wpseo]Хайдарпаша[/wpseo] еще настолько красивое здание.

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Fishing in Istanbul

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Fishing in Istanbul

Turkey is surrounded by seas which contain a large variety of fish. Fish are grilled, fried or cooked slowly by the buğulama (poaching) method. Buğulama is fish with lemon and parsley, covered while cooking so that it will be cooked with steam. The term pilâki is also used for fish cooked with various vegetables, including onion in the oven. In the Black Sea region, fish are usually fried with thick corn flour. Fish are also eaten cold; as smoked (isleme) or dried (çiroz), canned, salted or pickled (lâkerda). Fish is also cooked in salt or in dough in Turkey. Pazıda Levrek is a seafood speciality which consists of sea bass cooked in chard leaves. In fish restaurants, it is possible to find other fancy fish varieties like balık dolma (stuffed fish), balık iskender (inspired by Iskender kebab), fishballs or fish en papillote. Fish soup prepared with vegetables, onion and flour is common in coastal towns and cities. [wpseo]In Istanbul[/wpseo]‘s Eminönü and other coastal districts, grilled fish served in bread with tomatoes, herbs and onion is a popular fast food. In the inner parts of best price hotel sultanahmet Turkey, trout alabalık is common as it is the main type of freshwater fish. Popular seafood mezes include stuffed mussels, fried mussel and fried kalamar with tarator sauce. hotels in istanbul
Popular sea fishes in Turkey include: anchovy hamsi, sardine sardalya, bonito palamut, gilt-head bream çupra or çipura, red mullet barbun(ya), sea bass levrek, whiting mezgit (allied to the cod fish) or bakalyaro, swordfish kılıç, turbot kalkan, red pandora mercan, tırança, istavrit and white grouper lagos

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Egyptian Bazaar

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Egyptian Bazaar

A bit of history…

The Egyptian Bazaar, a.k.a The Spice Bazaar and Mısır Çarşısıin Turkish is one of the oldest bazaars in the city – second only to the Grand Bazaar or Kapalıçarşı. Due to the fact that many spices were imported from Egypt during the Ottoman period, the name Mısır Çarşısı was favored by the public. On occasion, the name has been incorrectly translated as “Corn Bazaar” as the word mısır in Turkish means both Egypt and corn. The Egyptian Bazaar was and still is the center for Istanbul’s rich spice trade.

Designed by Koca Kasım Ağa, the chief Ottoman court architect, it was later completed by architect Mustafa in 1660. The building itself is part of the complex of the New Mosque (Yeni Cami), with the rents collected from the shops originally intended to help pay for the upkeep of the Mosque.

The location…

Located to the right at the southern end of the Galata Bridge on the Golden Horn in the Eminönü district, it is located next to the New Mosque (Yeni Cami).

The complex…

The market is L-shaped, 5,000 square meters in size, with six entrances and approximately 100 shops.

The shops…

Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, tea, coffee, lokum (Turkish Delights) along with other edibles (deli meats, cheese, caviar, etc.) fill most of the shops, although jewelry, clothing, handbags, souvenirs and other high-end goods are also available.

Some recommendatıons…

Arifoğlu was established in 1944. The repertoire of products includes spices, medicinal herbs and shampoos, oils (avocado, bitter almond, jojoba, rosemary, etc.), tea and honey among others.

Galeri Set is a gift shop selling handmade replicas of objects (cups, trays, bowls, etc.) from the Ottoman period (16th to 19th century) using the original gold leaf and colors of the period. The Ottoman-style handcrafted Turkish coffee cups are especially beautiful. Renotazione istanbul hotels

Güllüoğlu was established in Gaziantep in 1871 and is a major purveyor of baklava, but also carries a variety of other desserts (milk puddings, halvah, etc.). The Güllüoğlu brand is independently managed by three brothers and the branch at the Egyptian Bazaar is not affiliated with the branch in Karaköy. A wide selection of baklava (plain, nuts, carrot, etc.) is available but the favorite here is the chestnut (kestane)baklava.

Malatya Pazarı was founded in Malatya in 1932 and carries dried fruit, nut, herbs, spices and regional delicacies (carob, oleaster, mulberry paste) among others.

Sufi Art carries a very nice selection of high quality jewelry, artwork, porcelain and more crafted by a variety of Turkish designers, and includes Özlem Tuna’s Turkish coffee cups and trays. estambul hotele

The vendors…

The majority of the shopkeepers and their staff can converse with you in almost any language you can think of! Besides English, most can speak French, Russian, Italian and Spanish. Don’t forget, bargaining is ‘par for the course’ at most shops!

The neighbors…

When you enter from the main entrance and make your first right at the end of the street next to Malatya Pazarı to exit, the smell of freshly ground Turkish coffee wafting from Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi greets you. As you head right back towards the main square, both sides of the one-block street are covered with cheese shops, fishmongers and butchers. Open since 1901, Pandeli is a landmark and specializes in Turkish and Greek cuisine. Steps from the market is the 20-plus year-old Hamdi Steak House. The 3-story eatery specializes in meats and kebabs and has a lovely view of the Haliç Bay.Prenotazione istanbul

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Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will visit Turkey in 2012!

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Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will visit Turkey in 2012!

Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will visit Turkey in 2012!

Red Bull X-Fighters, watched with interest all around the world, will be held in Turkey this year! Yedikule Dungeons, one of the most striking historical locations of 2012 Sports Capital Istanbul, will host a first on June 16th .

The Red Bull X-Fighters is known as the biggest and most appreciated freestyle motorcycle(FMX) race of the world. This unique adventure will visit six stops in the 2012 World Tour, beginning with the kick off in Dubai (UAE) on April, 13th. World’s best FMX riders will take off to the air again in front of huge crowds at some of the most legendary locations. Previously held in front of Pyramids in Egypt, at Red Square in Moscow and Plaza de Toros in Madrid, Red Bull X-Fighters and 12 elite riders will bring the grandeur of Istanbul to hundreds of millions of people

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Rumelian Castle

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Rumelian Castle

[wpseo]Rumelihisarı[/wpseo] (Rumelian Castle) is a fortress located in the Sarıyer district of [wpseo]Istanbul[/wpseo], Turkey, on a hill at the European side of the Bosphorus. It gives the name of the quarter around it. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II between 1451 and 1452, before he conquered Constantinople. istanbul hotels The three great towers were named after three of Mehmed II’s viziers, Sadrazam Çandarlı Halil Pasha, who built the big tower next to the gate, Zağanos Pasha, who built the south tower, and Sarıca Pasha, who built the north tower. [wpseo] Istanbul Special Hotels [/wpseo]

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Galata Tower

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Galata Tower

Galata Tower, Turkey Galata Tower, Istanbul is one of the highest and most ancient towers. 63 meters (206 feet) in height, the tower provides a panoramic view of the old city. Galata across the ancient defensive wall around the county as part of the Genoese colony in Constantinople by at 14 century was built. They “Turris Christea referred to as” the tower, or “Tower of Christ”. Genoese commercial relations with the Byzantines and the tower which was used for the supervision of the Golden Horn Harbor. By Mehmet II after the conquest of the city in order to be able to detect fires is presented.

Ahmed Chalabi Hezarfen 17 century during the Ottoman Empire was the first flying Turkish. He studied bird wings are copied and air currents, the Galata Tower, bypassing the Bosporus more overflew and around 6 kilometers distance, landed in the district of Üsküdar on the Anatolian side.hotels istanbul

In 1967, after the Republic, the Galata Tower has been restored and is now a restaurant and nightclub are açılmıştır.Kule visit. hotels istanbul Elevators will take you only a couple of 52 meters from the panoramic terrace with stairs to climb to get there are still more than three floors. A small gift shop is located in the ground floor of the tower just across from the ticket office. hotels istanbul

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Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, one of the most important constructions survived until today, is a monument built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 537.

It was used as a church with the name of Great Church in Byzantine Empire for 916 years and used as a mosque with the name of Great Mosque in the world of islam for 481 years. it has been open to visitors since 1935 when it was transformed into a museum. Do not forget to visit istanbul’s dear masterpiece which has survived until today with its magnificence and architecture.

ARTEFES HOTEL is just 500 meter far away from the Hagia Sophia.
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The Maiden’s

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The Maiden’s

The sole remainder of the Byzantine period and considered to be one of the symbols of istanbul, Lysander’s Tower serves its guests with its renovated visage from the previous century, along with its restaurant and viewing balcony.

Transport to one of istanbul’s most romantic and most mysterious locales can be reached through special boat trips from Salacak and Kabataş. The unique structure, with its own history, also possesses a myth that’s been passed down through centuries.

According to the myth a king is told that his beloved daughter will be bitten by a poisonous snake. Therefore, the king has a tower built in the middle of the water. However, a snake hidden in one of the fruit baskets that are sent to the tower kill the princess. For 2500 Lysander’s Tower has been standing defiant against istanbul’s noise with its silence as the proof of the inevitability of fate.

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Happy New Years Artefes Hotel Istanbul

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Happy New Years Artefes Hotel Istanbul

Happy New Years Artefes Hotel Istanbul

They may not be Christmas lights, but beautiful nonetheless. We spent Christmas Day wandering around this bustling city of 14 million, which is the official number, although many think the real number is closer to 17 million.

One of the main shopping streets is İstiklâl Caddesi which runs about 1.5 KM south from Taksim Square to the top of the Tünel station, north of Galata Tower. It is estimated 3 million people visit Istiklâl in a single day on weekends.

We have rented an apartment in Şişli, about a 15 minute walk north of Taksim. We will be here until January 1 and looking forward to spending this time with our friends Lyle and Katherine who are flying here from Winnipeg as I write this. Stay tuned.
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