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Where do the locals go in Istanbul?

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Istanbul has a special place in human history, sitting metaphorically and physically between the East and West. At one point it was the capital city of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and the key to trade and cultural dominance. Once called Constantinople, today Istanbul offers a glimpse into ancient history and modern sensibilities. Famous for its mix of ancient mosques and Cathedrals, textiles, and food, travellers can get lost in history or seek out experiences unique to the Middle Eastern-European vibe.  

We’ve rounded up the best places to see in Istanbul that you won’t find in a travel guide. 

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For couples: Known for its boutiques, Istanbul is where you’ll find that unique souvenir for your friends or family. Sevan Bicakci’s st...

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