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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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Top 7 ways to cool off in Istanbul

Even when the temperature gets too high during summertimes, there is always a way to stay cool in Istanbul. Here are some things to do for escaping the heat while…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 31-05-2019

Neighborhood tour: how to spend an afternoon in Bomonti

Bomonti might be a tiny neighborhood, but it’s full of interesting places for a fun and relaxing time. 1pm: casual lunch You’ll easily find plenty of casual locations for your…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 23-05-2019

What’s happening now: city news and event highlights

Event highlights The 47th Istanbul Music Festival, Darkness of Being, Lightness of Being, focuses on the impact of dualities such as good and bad, happiness and sadness, birth and death…
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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 16-05-2019

Top 7 destinations around Turkey

e know Istanbul is great, with its rich tapestry of history, entertainment, and gorgeous water vistas. We also know the magical Cappadocia and its famous hot air ballon tour (Slow…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 09-05-2019

Mihri: migrant painter of modern times

An exhibition sheds lights on the rich, pioneering, but little-known life story of Mihri, a female painter who rose to prominence in the late Ottoman era. By Yao Hsiao Photo…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 03-05-2019

Music for all: Birlikte Güçlü Sesler Chorus

Bringing children from different backgrounds together, a chorus that combines singing and sign language will perform at Istanbul Music Festival on June 29. By Yao Hsiao Photo courtesy of İKSV…
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 03-05-2019

New restaurant & bar openings

The culinary scene is one of Istanbul’s main charms, new openings pop up anytime and anywhere in the city. Here are our picks of the best latest restaurants and bars,…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 03-05-2019

Mardin: your next offbeat destination

Mardin, located in southeastern Turkey, attracts tourists with its sandstone cityscape, historical and multicultural heritage—and wine. Text by Rosa Wild Photos by Emel Ernalbamt Southeastern Turke...
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 27-04-2019

Istanbul’s Italian heritage: a legacy of the cosmopolitan past

Less than a century ago, the Levantine districts of Beyoğlu and Galata reflected the Ottoman Empire’s cultural diversity. The streets were full of the sounds, smells, people, and buildings from…
Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 22-04-2019

Amethyst magic: Judas trees in Istanbul

In April while strolling through Istanbul, it is impossible not to spend at least a few moments gazing up at the Judas trees and contemplating their association with the city…

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Author: The Guide Team
Posted: 17-04-2019