|Istanbul in the 4th edition shows: Istanbul 1:11 000, Topkapi Palace 1:4 000, Grand Bazaar 1:3 000, Üsküdar 1:13 000, Greater Istanbul 1:150 000, Northwestern Turkey 1:2 000 000, Public Transport Istanbul, Turkey administrative & time zones, Top 30 sights. Borch Maps are easy to fold, durable and water-repellent with a wipeable surface. Borch Maps show hotels, museums, monuments, markets, public transport, top sights and points of interest, useful statistics, conversion charts for temperatures, weights and measurements, climate charts showing temperatures, sunshine hours and precipitation, overview maps, time zones, and much more…
|Istanbul (formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople) is Europe's most populous city (circa 13 million inhabitants) and is located on the Bosphorus Strait. It is the only city in the world extending over two continents. Once the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, modern Istanbul is incredibly loud and busy, yet teems with ancient history and culture. Its skyline is marked by both modern structures and ancient minarets, the city simultaneously echoes frenetic activity and the prayer call of the muezzin. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, economic and cultural center, surpassing the expectations of both leisure and business visitors. A thriving arts scene, buzzing nightlife, breathtaking sights including ancient mosques, beautifully designed gardens and excellent museums, delicious seafood and luxurious hotels, will convince you to visit whenever you can! Istanbul is above all a destination for the senses, so we recommend a visit to a Hammam (traditional Turkish steam bath) and of course sampling the delicious "Loukoum" or Turkish Delight!