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    • Hippodrome of Constantinople
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    • Shaft (club)
      4.61 Km from Istanbul
      Shaft Rock Blues and Jazz Club is a blues and rock club in Istanbul, Turkey. Besides providing blues and jazz music which gives the place its name, it additionally offers a combination of rock music covers by famous Turkish musicians and a weekly free stage night for newcomer musicians. Its late night drinking and disco style entertainment is one of the few on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Its location in regional town and city centre Kadikoy has been a focus of some contribution to late night...
    • Miniatürk
      6.27 Km from Istanbul
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    • SantralIstanbul
      7.02 Km from Istanbul
      The SantralIstanbul (Turkish: Santralİstanbul), opened in 2007, is an arts and cultural complex located at the upper end of Golden Horn in the Eyüp district of Istanbul, Turkey. The center, consisting of a modern art museum, an energy museum, an amphitheater, concert halls and a public library, is situated within the Silahtarağa campus of Istanbul Bilgi University that was formerly the first power station of the Ottoman Empire. Arts, cultural, educational and social buildings of SantralIstanbul,...
    • M4 (Istanbul Metro)
      7.70 Km from Istanbul
      M4, officially referred to as M4 Kadıköy-Kartal Line (Turkish: M4 Kadıköy-Kartal metro hattı), is a rapid transit line of the Istanbul Metro. Running between Kadıköy and Kartal, it is the only rapid transit line operating on the Asian side of Istanbul. The M4 mostly runs under the D.100, parallel to the Istanbul-Ankara Main Line and is wholly underground. The M4 opened on 17 August 2012 with a large ceremony in Kadıköy, in which Recep Tayyip Erdoğan personally took part in. On 29 October 2013, w...
    • Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1
      10.49 Km from Istanbul
      Varyap Meridian Project is a mixed-use development located near Istanbul's new financial and business district. Varyap Meridian Grand Tower will be the tallest building in this project, at 244 m.
    • Ülker Sports Arena
      10.71 Km from Istanbul
      Fenerbahçe International Sports Complex Ülker Sports Arena (Turkish: Fenerbahçe Uluslararası Spor Kompleksi Ülker Spor Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Ataşehir, Istanbul. It was inaugurated on 25 January 2012, with the EA7 Emporio Armani match in the Euroleague 2011-12 Top 16. It is owned and run by Fenerbahçe S.K.
    • İstinye Park
      12.25 Km from Istanbul
      Istinye Park is a shopping center in the İstinye quarter of Istanbul, Turkey with 291 stores, 85,250 m2 of retail area, and four levels of underground parking. The center features both enclosed and open-air sections. The open-air section has a green central park and offers street-side shopping. The center includes an authentic Turkish food bazaar- a traditional market place, inspired by Turkish architecture and history.
    • Istanbul Aquarium
      15.75 Km from Istanbul
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    Graphic showing average weather in Istanbul in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 4.7 114.1 40.5 44.9
    Feb 4.7 93.7 40.5 36.9
    Mar 6.7 90.8 44.1 35.7
    Apr 10.9 55.3 51.6 21.8
    May 15.7 37.7 60.3 14.8
    Jun 20.1 42 68.2 16.5
    Jul 22.7 31.2 72.9 12.3
    Aug 22.5 38.9 72.5 15.3
    Sep 19.2 69.8 66.6 27.5
    Oct 15.3 94.5 59.5 37.2
    Nov 11.1 107.1 52 42.2
    Dec 7.1 153.4 44.8 60.4

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      • Istanbul, where the East meets the West!
        Torn between two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a sprawling Turkish city with its skyline of majestic domes and minarets. The former capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, its architecture and history is rich and live, and is sure to enthrall anyone who pays it a visit. The pristine blue waters of the Sea of Marmara to the south, the breathtaking sight as the sun sets in, making the waters of the Golden Horn in the north glisten. This city is no mundane one.

        The myth of the magnificent city
        Istanbul is one city that will truly give you an experience of both Middle Eastern and Western cultures all at once. I mean, come on, how many cities will give you that? Though the majority of its population are Muslims, it is a hodgepodge of cultures and backgrounds coalesced in one city. Now, why is that? Why is its culture so diverse you wander? The answer lies in its history. Istanbul was the capital city of the two greatest empires in history, the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire. Thus, also making it possible to witness the architectural beauty that is endemic to the Greek, Roman and Ottoman period. These great dynasties have left an indelible mark on the city's architecture and culture.

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        1. Aya Sofya - One of Istanbul's most revered landmarks, started its life as a church, converted to a mosque and is now a museum. It has an enormous dome, which is around 33m in diameter, that towers above along with smaller domes. The architecture is simply awe-inspiring with its interior having a combination Ottoman and Byzantine splendor.
        2. Topkapi Palace - be a witness to the opulent lives lead by the sultans of the Ottoman Empire who ruled till the 19th century. Of the many highlights of this palace, the most popular are the Harem, the Second Court, the Third Court, the Palace Kitchens and the Imperial Treasury where lustrous gold objects and gems will leave you astounded.
        3. Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern - the beautiful mosque has six minarets and a cascade of domes. The "Blue" in its name come from its high ceiling which has 20 000 blue tiles. Surprise yourself with Istanbul's Basilica Cistern, a humongous palace-like underground hall that once stored the royal water supply for the Roman emperors.
        4. Grand Bazaar - Fancy a little shopping? Head off to the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops selling jewelry, ceramics, carpets, antique goods and much more! If you are a foodie, then you might as well pay a visit to the Spice Bazaar where you will find vividly colored spices including herbs, nuts and dried fruits.
        Istanbul is a unique city which will provide you with a European experience embellished with an Islamic grace. This is a city where you will see people walking to the mosque for prayer at dawn and at the same time clubbers making their way home from the bars and nightclubs. What else do you need? Pack your bags and let’s go!
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