Start your day with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans. Explore its opulent rooms, beautiful gardens, and admire the priceless artifacts in the museum. Afterward, take a short walk to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, and indulge in the aromatic scents of spices, teas, and Turkish delights.
Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch at Karakoy Lokantasi
, a popular restaurant known for its authentic Ottoman cuisine. After lunch, take a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus Strait and admire the stunning views of Istanbul's skyline, palaces, and historic landmarks. Don't forget to visit the Maiden's Tower, a small tower located on a tiny islet in the Bosphorus.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Istanbul by visiting Istiklal Avenue. Explore the trendy bars and cafes, and enjoy live music performances at Babylon, a popular music venue. For dinner, try Mikla
, a rooftop restaurant offering stunning views of the city and a fusion of Turkish and Scandinavian cuisine.
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