Istanbul

At the crossroads of trade routes and the intersection of the interests of various countries and nations, for centuries, was formed a modern city. Traces of certain historical events are seen at every step. Bridge connecting Asia and Europe, a huge megapolis in which closely overlap the different traditions and cultures.

Aquarium in Istanbul. Istanbul in the aquarium. Some kind of a pun. Huge metropolis - is the space where coexist a large variety of life forms, from primitive till extravagant. Watch for the underwater inhabitants and envy to the peace and quiet of the marine society. Look at important and leisurely sea oligarchs, nosy and fussy fishes of middle class.

Hagia Sophia — the Wisdom of God, — The former cathedral, later — a mosque, now — a museum; the world famous monument of Byzantine architecture, symbol of the "golden age" of Byzantium. The official name of the monument today Hagia Sophia Museum (in Turkish: Ayasofya Müzesi).

Fairytale city, town of mysteries. Most tourists goes towards the Mediterranean coast bypassing the Istanbul. Probably for this decision there are serious reasons, but there are other options. At first, it is rather beautiful and interesting, among other arguments to be lost for 3-4 days in Istanbul, worth mention that domestic flights inside Turkey are rather cheaper, then abroad, and you can always find a hotel that fits to your budget. It is best to live in the Sultanahmet district. The main historical monuments and museums are right at hand, while others can be reached in just a few stops by a tram. Major traffic flows are wrapping around this part of town and do not form numerous jams.