Best Restaurants in Istanbul

Konyalı Kanyon

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The restaurant is founded by the grandfather of family Haci Ahmet Doyuran, Doganbey, Konya, in a humble, little salon with 4 tables and 16 chairs in Sirkeci, Istanbul, under the name of “Konya Lezzet Lokantasi”, in 1897. After a while, he hands the restaurant down to his son-in-law Mustafa Doğanbey. The restaurant, which is known with the cleanliness and savouriness, over time becomes one of the names that come to mind first under the title; “Istanbul Cuisine”. After 1940’s, especially with the efforts of Nurettin Doğanbey, the reputation of the Konyali spreads countrywide. The restaurant becomes one of the first choices of politicians, kings, queens and artists. Continue reading “Best Restaurants in Istanbul”

Vegetarian Restaurants in Istanbul

Vegetarian Restaurants in Istanbul

Did you know thаt thе Turkiѕh сulturе iѕ one of the fеw cultures аrоund thе wоrld where it iѕ only considered hospitable when thе hоѕt рауѕ fоr thе meal? In fасt, thе соnсерt оf guеѕtѕ рауing оr even ѕрlitting the bill is tоtаllу unknоwn аnd unассерtеd. Only way to repay thе hоѕt is tо treat him ѕоmе other dау. Thiѕ hоѕрitаblе сulturе is ѕtill prevalent in Turkish rеѕtаurаntѕ аrоund thе wоrld. Continue reading “Vegetarian Restaurants in Istanbul”

Topkapi Palace Guide

Topkapi Palace Guide

The first buildings of the Topkapi Palace, the primary and official residence of Ottoman sultans, were constructed after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, between 1460 and 1478, by order of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (Fatih Sultan Mehmet). The palace was built on the site of the acropolis of the ancient city of Byzantion located on the Seraglio Point (Sarayburnu), at the end of the historic peninsula of İstanbul between the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Continue reading “Topkapi Palace Guide”