Magical Istanbul

Kristen and Kyle visit the magical city of Istanbul. They tour the city's colorful spice market; feast on traditional Turkish mezzes; discover a Turkish cure for a hangover; and one of them walks away with a tattoo!

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The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the largest marketplaces in the city. Among its most famous vendors, Malatya Pazari sells dried fruits, spices, lokum and other sweets. 960 1280

  

The Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar

With vendors dishing out everything from spices to textiles, the Spice Bazaar is a popular shopping destination in Turkey. 960 1280

  

New Mosque

New Mosque

Directly beside the Spice Bazaar is the beautiful New Mosque (or Yeni Cami in Turkish). 960 1280

  

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia — a former church that became a mosque and then a museum — is a highlight of Sultanahmet, a historical part of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia had to be rebuilt twice — the first structure burned down, and the second was demolished after a riot. The current building was constructed in the sixth century.  960 1280

  

Ciragan Palace

Ciragan Palace

The luxurious, 5-star Ciragan Palace is a grand sight when observed from the infinity pool at night. 960 1280

  

Ciragan Palace

Ciragan Palace

Once home to Sultan Abdülâziz, Ciragan Palace now serves as a hotel on the city’s European shore, where it enjoys some of the best views Istanbul has to offer. 960 1280

  

Ottoman Palace

Ottoman Palace

The chandelier and ornate ceiling of a former Ottoman palace that is now a high-end hotel. 960 1280

  

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Just some of colorful trinkets that shoppers can buy at the Grand Bazaar.  960 1280

  

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s sprawling Grand Bazaar, which was built in 1461, ranks among the biggest covered markets in the world. Visitors can brush up on their bargaining skills at its 5,000 shops.  960 1280

  

360 Restaurant

360 Restaurant

The 360 restaurant in the heart of Istanbul has a wonderful bar and a terrace with a magnificent view.  960 1280

  

360 View

360 View

From the terrace of the 360 restaurant, diners can see the Bosporus, the Golden Horn and the hills of Istanbul.  960 1280

  

360 Cocktails

360 Cocktails

Besides the décor, ambience and view, the 360 Istanbul restaurant also offers a huge selection of signature cocktails. 960 1280

  

Ikinci Bahar Restaurant

Ikinci Bahar Restaurant

Ikinci Bahar Restaurant serves delicious seafood dishes at its location in Cicek Pasaji, a beautiful, historic building. 960 1280

  

Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway

Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway

Tram service in Istanbul ended completely in 1966 but returned in 1990 with the opening of the Taksim-Tünel Nostalgia Tramway. It goes up and down Istiklal Street, the city's biggest pedestrian shopping street. 960 1280

  

Karakoy Port

Karakoy Port

Up until 1973, the ferry out of Karakoy port was the only means of transport between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

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