Istanbul is amazing!
Istanbul surpassed Barcelona - one of favourite cities for a trip in Europe. Istanbul is the only city in the world, that embraces two continents: Asia and Europe. Istanbul, enthralling city, built on two continents, divide the Bosporus channel. It one of the greatest cities in the world, where you can see the modern western world in combination with traditional east one, it is a caldron of many civilizations and different people. Istanbul was also declared the European union by the cultural capital of Europe 2010. Being the ancient capital of many empires, from Rome to the Ottoman empire, it is not modern capital of Turkey, as Ankara. A majestic city was stretched on many kilometres. Historical Sultanahmet is one side of Gold Horn, merry European side of Beioglu and his numerous suburbs on other and to the Asian side, divide from other part cities by Bosporus. All enthralling, and all have the sights.Istanbul that was before named Constantinople, due to the Roman emperor to Konstantin Great, is built on seven hills, by analogy to seven hills of Rome. Tulips, symbol of Holland, were first shown out in Istanbul and were sent from here to Netherlands. Most important, that needs to be done, when plan a journey to Istanbul, - to dispose it the sufficient amount of time for a study. Too much it is desirable to look and, frequently, time to overcome attention many sights of this unusual city is not enough is a general conclusion from many tourists that returns after the visit of Istanbul. A population of city is 13 million people, approximately, as in one of the littlest countries of Europe-Belgium. From the moment of founding to Byzantium in the VII century to our era till today Istanbul always occupied an important role in history of humanity in this part of the world. All wanted to get control above this area from the strategic location.Empires gave birth here on the site of fire of previous. This was remarkable inspiration for the authors of Paul Theroux and Ernest Hemingway in Orhan Pamuk and Abdülhak Sinasi Hisar. Since Republic in 1923, Istanbul continued raise, and today it increased the quantity of population more than 13 million persons resident in this picturesque city. Istanbul the largest city of Turkey and one of the largest cities in the world. Lodging for the night - A few most popular district for a stay in Istanbul - Soultanahmet (old city) and Beioglu (which is popular for shopping ), similarly Shishly. Both areas have good middle hotels after 40 - higher than dollars of the USA for night. What area that you chose has the advantages, these areas all areas are pleasant.