Istanbul is Turkey's largest city and is home to about 14 million people. The city is an incredibly popular tourist destination and was the 10th most visited city in the world in 2019. The city is located in the northwestern part of the country and consists of three parts. Two of them are on the European side of the Bosphorus and the third on the Asian side.

Istanbul is a colorful city where European and Asian culture blend in a wonderful way. There is an incredible amount to see and do in this gigantic city.

See and do

Istanbul is a perfect city to satisfy your shopping cravings. Here you can find everything from bags, jewelry, clothes, spices and souvenirs. The Grand Bazaar shopping center has a wonderfully exuberant atmosphere and between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors come here every day. The approximately 4,000 stores compete to win your attention. Do not forget to bargain, that's how it works!

There are lots of historically beautiful buildings to visit in the city. One of these is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque, in the western part of the city. The building, which was completed in 1616, got its nickname due to the approximately 20,000 blue ceramic tiles that adorn the inside of the mosque.

For an authentic Turkish SPA experience, visit a traditional Hamam. Lying on a round heated marble stone, you are soaped, scrubbed and massaged from head to toe. The skin becomes incredibly soft and lovely afterwards and is perfect after a busy day of shopping and sightseeing.

The Food culture

Turkish cuisine has its roots in Iranian cuisine with some influences from the Greek. Ingredients that are common are, for example, garlic, onion, chili, cumin and fresh herbs. Rice is also often eaten and vegetables are always served with the food.

Kebab is one of the most famous dishes that originated in Turkey. Kebabs can be made in a variety of ways, such as skewers, stews and wraps and can consist of either minced meat or pieces of beef or lamb.

Köfte is a type of Turkish meatballs with parsley, cumin and paprika powder. These are usually served with a spicy tomato sauce and yogurt.

Turkey has a rich tea culture. Here tea is drunk throughout the day also as a mealtime drink. Turkish tea has a slow brewing process and is drunk in small characteristic tea glasses. Turkey is also known for its coffee which is drunk incredibly strong and a little sweetened. It was actually from Turkey that the coffee came to Sweden for the first time, via King Charles XII who brought home coffee beans after a trip to the country.

Experience Formula 1 live in Istanbul!

Combine Istanbul's metropolitan pulse and its pleasant climate with a trip to the Formula 1 track Intercity Istanbul Park, located in the east of the city center, in the Tuzla area. We at Go Sport Travel can namely offer official tickets to the Turkish Grand Prix which is held right there!

In addition to the event tickets, we are happy to help tailor a complete trip to Istanbul together with flights and hotels. This completely according to your wishes!

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