Istanbul is the largest city and metropolitan in Turkey. It has been registered on the UNESCO list of World Heritage site since 1985 with its important cultural and historical legacy.
Istanbul is considered as an unique city by one specificity: the city straddles two continents, Europe and Asia, and is separated by the Bosphorus Strait. With 14 million inhabitants, it is the largest city in Turkey and is also one of the largest in Europe. Istanbul is a city full of history, bears witnessed in particular by its successive changes of names, from Byzantium to Istanbul and not to mention Constantinople. With over 9.4 million visitors in 2011, Istanbul is a major tourist destination. She also ranks 7th among the most visited cities in the world.
Although Istanbul has lost the status of political capital in favor of Ankara in 1923, it remains a major city in Turkey in economic, industrial, educational and cultural levels, and the most important import-export pole. It also hosts the country's largest commercial port. Many business districts emerged in Istanbul during the nineteenth century and continued their northward extension in the 1960’s-1970’s. Levent is certainly the most notable of these business centers and tends increasingly to look like large North American cities with its many skyscrapers.
- Hagia Sophia
- The Sultan Ahmed Mosque
- The Topkapi Palace
- The Süleymanyie Mosque
- Istanbul Archaeology Museums
- The Maiden’s Tower
- The Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
PLACES TO GO:
- The Pyerloti cafe
- The Semazen restaurant
- Beyoglu district
- The Ulus 29 restaurant and wine cellar
- Anjelique Club
- Reina Club
- Chez Alex (lounge bar)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN Istanbul
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ITM 2019 - International Textile, Weaving, Spinning, Finishing, Knitting, Hosiery Machines, Related Industries and Chemicals Fair
PREMIERE VISION ISTANBUL 2019 - The Premium Hub for Middle East & Eastern Europe Fashion
TISSUE WORLD 2020 - The Premiere Exhibitions and Conferences for the International Tissue Industry
ALUEXPO 2019 - International Aluminium Technologies, Machinery and Products Trade Fair
MOLDEXPO 2017 -
SCAFFOLDING & FORMWORK 2019 - Scaffolding & Formwork Industrial Construction Technology Trade Fair
EXPONATURA 2019 - Natural, Organic & Healthy Product Exhibition
AGRO EURASIA 2019 - International Agriculture & Agricultural Mechanization Fair
FOOD INGREDIENTS ISTANBUL 2019
AUTOMECHANIKA ISTANBUL 2019 - Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry
CNR EURASIA BOAT SHOW 2019 - International Boat, Marine Equipment & Accessories Show
EXPOMED EURASIA 2019 - Where the medical sector meets!