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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. For me there is no one place the most beautiful place in any city, or any country. All the places together make the city / country what it is and Istanbul is truly a vibrant and beautiful city.

    There are many places that are of special interests to tourist but that does not necessarily make them beautiful places, though interesting. Everyone must pick his or her own favorite spot in every city. I am attaching few websites if you want to have a quick look yourself at what Istanbul has to offer, maybe you will find your beautiful place on some of the photos.

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul
    http://english.istanbul.com/
    http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&pq=rome+%2B+hope+on&xhr=t&q=istanbul&cp=5&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=V_19TbvXMMa1hAfl9IDkBg&sqi=2&ved=0CH8QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=570 over 7 years ago

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    I really enjoyed the Aya Sofia and Basilica Cistern - two of the top spots in Istanbul. over 7 years ago

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    The Cistern is amazing, especially on a hot day. I went and was pretty much the only tourist and it was wonderful.

    I love being down by the Bospherous - watching people fish, listening to all the chatter and then taking a boat ride.

    Sitting in Cickek Passaj and watching the world go by with some amazing food and a beer or two. over 7 years ago

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    It depends on what you like. I loved the aya Sofia for the history and the architecture, and had a wonderful narrated boat ride on the Bosporus. about 7 years ago

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    Agree with all the above answers, and would add the Topkapi Palace in particular - beautiful views, amazing history and peaceful surroundings. I'd recommend going early in the morning to beat the crowds. about 7 years ago

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    Most has been mentioned. But don't forget to go to a real Turkish bathhouse and get yourself scrubbed and massaged from head till toe! You can do it with the whole family. about 7 years ago

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    Hi , except the touristic places like Topkapı palace , blue mosque and hagia sophia , the poshest Area of the city is Nişantaşı .. This Area is on the european part of istanbul .. You can also enjoy taksim square and istiklal street .. İf you go to istiklal street you try absolutely nevizade street to taste Turkish mezes and traditional drink rakı ... But for me the best place for a local is bosphorus Area ... Bebek , Arnavutköy and Ortaköy are the best ... Have a walk along the bosphorus and taste some local Foods around about 7 years ago

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    Bağdat caddesi about 7 years ago

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    The view of the bosphorus and golden horn from the corner kiosk just off the sultan's divan room. about 7 years ago

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    galata tower is a must. about 7 years ago

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    Most of the beautiful old buildings, like the Blue musque and Hagia Sofia, are very close to eachother in Old town (Sultanahmet). Don't miss out on the Basilica Cistern just around the corner!

    Another must is to enjoy the view from a roof topp bar, such as 5kat (http://www.5kat.com) or 360 (http://www.360istanbul.com) about 7 years ago

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    Is Istanbul very expansive ? about 7 years ago

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    Not a cheap city at all but Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world and offers various alternatives cheap, acceptable, expensive and very expensive. You can have a great dinner in Reina, a luxury club in Bosphorus, for 200 usd or eat delicious turkish doner in Kizilkayalar in Taksim for 7 usd
    It's up to you. about 7 years ago

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    Bebek area especially at night time. Local people like to hangout at bars and cafes around bebek park about 7 years ago

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    Tea from the Ritz Carlon at Besiktas, four Season Bosphorus, the Old Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, Ciraghan Palace, all these hotels are very well located and command incredible views and atmosphere, the gardens of the Dolmabahce Palace.....every where.....Istanbul is magic about 7 years ago

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    Don't miss rushem pasha mosque near the market which is also something to not miss about 7 years ago

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    Reina... about 7 years ago

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