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Karaköy Güllüoglu, Istanbul

The history of this delectable snack goes back at least to the times of the Ottoman Empire, when it was served as a dessert at the sultan's...

Kagıthane, Istanbul

Kağıthane, or "paper house", is a small stationary shop tucked into a small shopping arcade located right next to the cafe Bej...

Edition Hotel Istanbul, Istanbul

Edition Hotel Istanbul is one Istanbul's newest luxury hotels - an off-branch of the Marriot chain that was created in cooperation with Ian Schrager...

SALT Galata, Istanbul

2010, which was the year Istanbul was anointed as the European Culture Capital, was a real catalyst for the city's cultural scene...

Lokanta Maya, Istanbul

The restaurant Lokanta Maya is one of the standouts in the currently fashionable Karaköy district, and at least for the locals...

Ulus 29, Istanbul

Having sat on its mountaintop ridge - with a fantastic view of both continent-joining bridges - for twenty years already, the restaurant Ulus 29...

Mikla Restaurant, Istanbul

A fail-safe clue to the quality of a restaurant in Istanbul is its location - namely, the view that can be seen from its windows or terrace...

Antique Shops, Istanbul

Çukur Cuma, Tünel and Europa Passage are the places to mark on the map for those drawn to antique treasures and nick-knacks...

Hotel Empress Zoe, Istanbul

This is a small boutique hotel, hidden in the heart of the city's historic center and owned by an American ex-pat. The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia...

Elgiz Museum, Istanbul

Established in 2001, this museum of contemporary art is a private collection started in the 1980's, consisting of works by both Turkish...

Sakip Sabaci Museum, Istanbul

Opened in 2002, this museum is a showcase for the private art collection of the businessman and philanthropist, Sakip Sabaci. ...

Routes, Istanbul

Being in Istanbul without visiting the Grand Bazaar would be pretty unimaginable. It's the largest covered market in Turkey, with its own streets...

Yaka Balik, Istanbul

Restaurants in a touristy city like Istanbul are mostly designed to accommodate its intense flow of visitor...

The House Cafe, Istanbul

During ten years of successful operation, The House Cafe restaurant chain has grown considerably and boasts a total of 12 locations...

Istanbul Culinary Institute, Istanbul

Moving away from Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul along its main pedestrian artery, Istiklal Avenue, towards the coast...

Worth Knowing, Istanbul

The renovated Pera Palace Hotel (Pera Palas Oteli) is planned to be opened at the end of 2009. Being one...

Istanbul – between modernity and nostalgia, Istanbul

Of course, the taxi driver who takes us from the airport speaks no English. That's no surprise. The last time we were here, our taxi driver didn't...

Atölye 11, Istanbul

Atölye 11 is a small and charming design store in the currently fashionable Karaköy district. It's wares - jewelery, clothing, furniture, design objects...

Museum of Innocence, Istanbul

Museum of Innocence is one of the most unusual museums we've ever been to. Nobel-Prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk came up with...

Misir Apartment, Istanbul

The Misir Apartment building can be found on the popular and always-crowded pedestrian street of İstiklal Caddesi, which itself is in the Beyoğlu...

Bej Karaköy Restaurant, Istanbul

The Bej Karaköy Restaurant is just the place for those in Istanbul who long for a western-style eatery with friendly prices...

Vogue, Istanbul

With 70 kinds of sushi, an abundance of Mediterranean flavors, and Turkey's only molecular cocktail menu, the restaurant Vogue is as absolutely...

Mama Shelter, Istanbul

The very first Mama Shelter - a budget hostel and a chic hotel hybrid was opened in 2008 in a remote 20th arrondissement of Paris and it was set in a...

The House Hotel, Istanbul

Although Istanbul isn't a city that could complain about a lack of colorful boutique lodgings, The House Hotels have a special background...

Kiyi, Istanbul

Tarabya is about a 40 minute-drive from the center of Istanbul, and was one of the favorite summer health resorts for the city's aristocrats...

Topkapı Sarayı un Dolmabahçe Sarayı, Istanbul

These two one-time residences of sultans are worth a look if just for the colorful exotica of taking a peek at the daily life of these storied...

Santralistanbul, Istanbul

This cultural complex and modern art museum in the Eyüp neighborhood of Istanbul is housed in a restored and converted power station...

Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

A true Istanbul gem - Pera Palace Hotel, integrating neo-classical, art nouveau and oriental style architecture...

Marmara Pera Hotel - Tepe Bar, Istanbul

Architecturally plain-looking Marmara Pera Hotel façade hides a tasteful blend of the modest nostalgia of the 30s and the romanticism...

Kitchenette, Istanbul

If strolling through Istanbul you notice a signboard Kitchenette and feel that perhaps you would need some "fuel" to be able...

Essence, Istanbul

Istanbul is where the world's cultures and flavours really do meet and mix. Remember the neighbourhood...