September 15, 2011

The Best of Istanbul by The Guardian


Istanbul's many attractions include towering minarets, underground Byzantine cisterns and steamy bathhouses. Pat Yale selects the places to visit

10 of the Best Sights in Istanbul


Istanbul boasts a night out for all tastes, from Gypsy haunts to the city's most outrageous gay club, Izzy Finkel & Tom Roueché picks 10 of the best

10 of the Best Clubs in Istanbul


Istanbul isn't all about kebabs and meze. This food lover's city is also crazy about freshly caught seafood, served everywhere from shacks to riverside restaurants, say the Istanbul Eats bloggers

10 of the Best Fish Restaurants in Istanbul

Istanbul's lokantas, or 'tradesmen's restaurants', are where the locals go for fast, fresh home-style cooking and a lively atmosphere. The Istanbul Eats bloggers select 10 of the best...

10 of the Best Lokantas in Istanbul

Istanbul is a frenetic city – but its citizens also know how and where to slow down. Pinar Hilal Vurucu picks 10 places to stop for coffee, watch the city go by, and hang out with locals

10 of the Best Outdoor Cafes and Hangouts in Istanbul


The Istanbul fashion scene is a reflection of the city's vibrant youthfulness. Elle Turkey editor Seda Yilmaz selects the best shops, from cutting-edge designer to vintage haute couture

10 of the Best Fashion Boutiques in Istanbul

From hidden gems in the Grand Bazaar to smoky bookshops in the back streets of Beyoğlu, Tom Roueché hunts down Istanbul's fast-disappearing antique treasures

10 of the Best Antiques Shops in Istanbul


Malcolm Burgess picks 10 literary tributes to Istanbul, from a history of Constantinople to a literary trail through the city by Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk...

10 of the Best Books Set in Istanbul


From Turkish versions of Tarzan and Dracula to wintry weepies, via (whisper it) Midnight Express, Fiachra Gibbons picks out the best films shot in Istanbul

10 of the Best Films Set in Istanbul

See & Read more on The Guardian's Istanbul Guide

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