Romantic Things To Do in Istanbul

Being the largest city in Turkey, the influx of people foreign tourist and locals alike is inevitable. Added to this are love couples seeking for a romantic trip in one of the most beautiful city in Europe. Fortunately enough, there are plenty of romantic places and...

Istanbul Biennial Best Exhibitions

This year’s biennial, already hailed as Istanbul’s best, takes its themes from five key works by the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres, whose minimalist installations carried a deeply emotional political charge. It’s concentrated in...

Hagia Sophia – The church of Holy Wisdom

Acknowledged as one of the great buildings of the world is The Church of the Holy Wisdom or also known as Hagia Sophia, now a museum, it is a former Byzantine church and former Ottoman mosque in Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia has a classical basilica plan. The main ground...

Topkapi Palace

Topkapı Palace, this palace was a setting for numerous and important state occasions and royal entertainments and is a major tourist attraction as well. Today, it houses the most holy relics of the Muslim world such as the Prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword....

The Kurban Bayrami – January

The month of January marks the most important month in the Islam religion, particularly in Istanbul. In this month, Turkish celebrates the religious festival known as Kurban Bayrami or Eid el-Adha in Arabic. Kurban Bayramı, which starts on 10 Zilhicce (Dhul-hijja) in...

International Film Festival

Turkish movie industry, particularly the Istanbul International Film Festival, though small by international standards, is exploring new directions and tackling new and more diverse themes, often in co-productions with other countries. The Istanbul International Film...

Cultural Activities

Istanbul’s cultural activities, both traditional and contemporary, is rich and varied, although not well publicized. Corresponding the city’s increasing youth population, is the growing number of festivals, galleries, new music venues, and film centers within the last...

The music Industry in Istanbul

The history of music in Istanbul can be traced back many centuries ago. Slightly influenced with the European style, their first musical was the Orientalism. It was so distinct that European classical composers in the 18th century were fascinated by their music,...

Istanbul Art

Through the centuries, Turkish artists and artisans have developed styles of art that are uniquely Turkish. Early Turkish artists turned their creative talents to architecture, music, poetry, weaving, wood and metal working, ceramics, glass-blowing, jewelry,...