Galata Tower in Istanbul


The most populated city in Turkey with over 16 million residents. Brimming with history and life, Istanbul is a city unlike any other. It's known for its famous landmarks such as the ancient Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern and the Galata Tower.


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The best time to visit Istanbul
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