Lonely Planet Istanbul
Gaze in awe at the soaring dome of Aya Sofya
Submit to the mitten in a historic "hammam"
Sip a cocktail and watch the sunset from a rooftop bar
Eat like a Turk in a traditional "mayhane"
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One expert author, 500 hours of research, over 350 places recommended
Special color section on the city's architecture and full coverage of Bosphorus ferry trips
Locals give the inside story on the city's culture, fashion and contemporary art
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