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Istanbul, Turkey

About Istanbul

Discover Istanbul, where East meets West on the shores of the Bosphorus. This historic city layers Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman influences in its grand architecture, including the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia and the majestic Blue Mosque. Wander through bustling bazaars, sample rich Turkish cuisine, and experience the vibrant street life.

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Istanbul highlights

Average temperature in June

27 °C / 81 °F

High season months

May, July, August, September

Local currency

Turkish lira (TRY)

Local language


Closest Airports

  • Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (TR) - 31.3 km (19.5 mi)
  • İstanbul Airport (TR) - 33.7 km (21.0 mi)

Fun fact

Istanbul is home to the first-ever shopping mall, the Grand Bazaar, dating back to 1461.

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