more then capıtol of tango
Istanbul is a huge metropolis where, for a Westerner, nonstop juxtapositions and contradictions crop up everywhere you look. Istanbul is openhearted and pushy, macho and seductive, stunning and verbose. It runs on high octane and vast beauty. Admiring an ancient mosque on the horizon, your gaze is interrupted by a delivery guy hurtling down impossibly narrow and crowded streets on a scooter. Just an average Istanbul evening.
With a population estimated from 13.5 to 15 million or more , Istanbul forms the center of the second-largest metropolitan area in Europe and ranks among the world's largest cities by population.
When you started to plan your trip to Turkey, your friends routinely burst out with, “I love Istanbul!” along with a flood of suggestions for what to see and do. Yet, of the more than 30 million who visit Turkey every year.
Here are 10 reasons we found the city so compelling besides great Tango, and we think you will, too.