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,...

The literature of Istanbul

Istanbul literature is one of the most diverse and riches literatures in the world. It pretty much cover the traditional literature of Istanbul to a modern and western one. Their literature can be divided into three periods reflecting the history of Turkish...

Mosque Rules and Etiquette

When you happen to visit the city of Istanbul, chances are that you’ll be visiting a mosque at one time or another. You’d be better so, if not, you will be missing out on several of Istanbul’s most beautiful sightseeing spots, such as the Blue Mosque and the...

Unconventional Things to do in Istanbul

Normally, when you read a blog post or any article regarding the beautiful city of Istanbul, you’d read the most common and most visited tourist attraction in the city, these are big historical sites like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice...