Places We Love in Istanbul

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  • Minus One Suite

    Taksim, Istanbul

    8.7 Excellent 24 reviews
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  • First Suite Taksim

    Taksim, Istanbul

    8.9 Excellent 93 reviews
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  • Hotel Sureyya

    Old City Sultanahmet, Istanbul

    8.3 Very Good 80 reviews
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  • Amore Hotel Istanbul

    Old City Sultanahmet, Istanbul

    6.9 Review score 12 reviews
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Istanbul was highly rated for history by 1,982 guests from the United States! Istanbul Travel Guide

The Best of Asia and Europe

The city of Istanbul offers a trip unlike any other, encompassing Asian and European cultures to create a heady mix of art, music and food. The amazing Old Town and the Sultanahmet are home to iconic Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. More history is hidden in the Topkapi Palace, where you can glimpse the splendor and opulence of Turkey’s Ottoman heritage.

Take a stroll through the historic center or the busy Taksim Square before watching the sun set behind countless mosques and minarets. Local fish markets and numerous restaurants lining the bridge to Galata offer the Golden Horn’s daily catch.

If you prefer the fine art of bargaining to fine art, lose yourself in the Grand Bazar and maybe you’ll emerge with a hookah, some Turkish coffee, or even a carpet. The Spice Bazar further immerses you in the sights, smells, and tastes of Turkish culture.

Getting to Istanbul is an easy trip from Ataturk International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Whether you want a luxury hotel on the Asian side or a budget hostel in Taksim Square, Booking.com has over 1,000 great accommodations for a vacation in Istanbul.