Istanbul is a cultural mosaic, a heady mix of the hip and the classical, the ultramodern and the ancient - discover the great intercontinental city with Lonely Planet. Whether you want to shop for carpets, behold architectural treasures, catch a Bosphorus ferry or smoke a nargileh, this stylish and street-smart guide is your essential companion.
TAP INTO THE PULSE of the metropolis with our Entertainment listings and City Life coverage.
HAGGLE LIKE A PRO - we give you the lowdown on the arcades of the Grand Bazaar, Beyoglu´s designer boutiques and the best antique and curio shops.
TRAVEL THROUGH TIME with our walking tours highlighting Byzantine and Ottoman glories and the city´s atmospheric neighbourhoods.
EAT AND SLEEP LIKE A SULTAN - discerning listings cover Istanbul´s burgeoning culinary scene and best rest-your-head options.
GET OUT, GET ABOUT with our Excursions chapter and easy-to-use, full-colour maps.