24 hours in Istanbul | What to see and where to eat

What if for one reason or another you find yourself in Istanbul and you have little time to spare? An article in The Cultureist suggests some absolute musts to do to have a smattering appreciable on the modus vivendi of the city, including food of course.

Most Famous Istanbul Restaurant

Most Famous Istanbul Restaurant

The big combo

The big combo

Mezes

Mezes

First address to write down is the restaurant Backyard which is reputed to be the best eating place or alternatively you can try a sample from Sade Kahve. Tourists really like the atmosphere you breathe on its terrace. A rite of passage is then the Egyptian Bazaar in Eminönü area and from there via the trot to Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and then to the tank.

Terrace

Terrace

Lady Diana Hotel

Lady Diana Hotel

At this point you might be hungry, make a stop by Nar Lokanta in the district of Nuruosmaniye before wading to fish in the swirl of colors and scents of the Grand Bazaar. Here you will find jewelry, handicrafts, leather, carpets and especially the typical fabrics including the pestemal. Tired but happy, closer to the beauty of urban trekking with a dinner at Ulus 29 with a location overlooking the Bosphorus. It’s a bit pricey but offers excellent food and homemade bread.

The Swish

The Swish

Dinner guest

Dinner guest

More about Turkey: The Sumela Monastery in Turkey

Istanbul photos: revrev, Buster&Bubby, Balubino, John Picken, Lady Diana Hotel, love mom, Simon E Martin.

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