Instanbul: the Infinite City

 Napoleon Bonaparte used to say: “If the world were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital”

 

 And even though Bonaparte was but one more of the personages who throughout history were captivated by the overwhelming intensity of this city one thing is certain, Istanbul is still the point of meeting and understanding between East and West.

 Straddling two continents, it was the undisputed capital of the world for over 1500 years, firstly of the Byzantine Empire with the Romans, later of the mighty Ottoman Empire and contemporary of the Republic of Turkey until 1923. It has not lost any of his legend and splendor and still remains the Infinite City.

 Istanbul is a beautiful and amazing city where the past coexists with modernity and where no one steals protagonism to the other. Navigating through the Bosphorus or get lost among the crowd in its various neighborhoods and bazaars is nearly a therapeutic activity. Sultanahmet, Beyoglu, Taksim, Besiktas, Kadikoy, Eminonu, Vefa, Kumkapi, Fatith, Örtakoy, Eyüp, Fener or Balat are just some of its neighborhoods full of character waiting for you. (see video).

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