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The Guide Istanbul is an essential guide to the city, offering candid recommendations and expert advice on restaurants and cafés, nightlife, the arts and entertainment scene, as well as design, fashion, touristic sites, and undiscovered places. It helps to simplify choices and make life easier for travelers as well as locals by providing information on select venues and events.

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Table for two: best romantic restaurants in Istanbul

From fine dining restaurants to modern meyhanes, there are many places to enjoy a romantic meal with your valentine in this glamorous city. Nicole One of the best fine dining…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 19-02-2019

What’s happening now: city news and event highlights

Event highlights The third edition of  Sónar Istanbul will take place from March 8-9 at Zorlu PSM, hosting famous producers, DJs, and bands such as Modeselektor from German, Bicep from Northern Ire...
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 17-02-2019

Ten beautiful Turkish words that don’t exist in English

From the Central Asian steppe to southeastern Europe, Turkish is a language that has absorbed many influences while retaining its own character. Most of the vocabulary comes from Turkic, Arabic,…
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 15-02-2019

What to take home: edible souvenirs from Turkey

After trying all the delicious food in Istanbul, you won’t want to leave without bringing some of it home. Here are some tips about what to buy for gifts and…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 15-02-2019

Best Turkish designer jewelry

Building on centuries of jewelry-making know-how, Turkish designers transform precious materials into works of art that are suitable for daily wear as well special events. Check out our favorite Is...
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 11-02-2019

Five love stories from Turkish culture

Drawing on different cultures, Turkish literature has many great love stories that stem from legends, told and retold over centuries. These dramatic tales became something for people to hold onto…
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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 06-02-2019

How to celebrate Lunar New Year in Istanbul this week

On February 5, millions of people around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year. The festival runs for a week, but the biggest celebration takes place during the day…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 05-02-2019

Turkish regional cuisines and where to try them in Istanbul

The Turkish cuisine has a long and deep-rooted legacy that goes way beyond kebab. Turkey is a colorful country with differing climates and terrains, featuring a rich culinary experience. With…
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 01-02-2019

Beykoz Kundura: from factory to creative hub

The opening of Beykoz Kundura’s cinema not only offers cinephiles a unique selection of movies, it also brings the former leather and shoe factory a step closer to becoming a…

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Author: Yao Hsiao
Posted: 25-01-2019

Best bookstores in Istanbul

There are many places for bookworms to shelter and read in this bustling megacity. Around Galatasaray, Homer Kitabevi is an established gem appreciated by book lovers since 1995. Besides academic…
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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 21-01-2019