Balat is a historic neighborhood located on the shores of the Golden Horn in Istanbul. It was once a predominantly Jewish area and famous for its colorful houses, old synagogues, and narrow cobblestoned streets. In this article, you will discover the best of Balat, the Jewish quarter of Istanbul.
Fener – the Greek neighborhood of Istanbul
Fener is the historic Greek neighborhood of Istanbul, on the shores of the Golden Horn. The district was once home to a large population of Greek Orthodox Christians who lived side by side with Muslim Turks. Nowadays, Fener has some of the richest history and architecture in Istanbul, with many historic churches, synagogues, and mosques. In this article we invite you to take a look at Fener, the Greek neighborhood of Istanbul.
Where to see the Turkish Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul
Everybody has heard of the Turkish Whirling Dervishes and of its exotic and picturesque dance style. Nevertheless, they are originally from the Konya region of Turkey, dervishes are real and their performances are considered both a form of spiritual practice and a tourist attraction you can admire in the main cities of the country. In this article, we will show you the best options to see the traditional Turkish Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul.
Maricel Palace – A visit that you shouldn’t miss in Sitges
The Maricel Palace is one of the most emblematic buildings in Sitges. Forming part of Maricel's artistic ensemble, also receives the name of Maricel de Terra as a differentiation from the museum also known as Maricel de Mar.
Qué hacer en Trujillo, la cuna de los conquistadores españoles
Trujillo es uno de los principales atractivos turísticos de Extremadura por su monumental conjunto arquitectónico. El conjunto monumental es oficialmente patrimonio cultural desde 1962. Y la villa es un bien turístico, no sólo por su importancia histórica, sino también por su situación geográfica, entorno natural y gastronomía. En este artículo aprenderemos qué hacer en Trujillo, la cuna de los conquistadores españoles.
Top ten mosques in Istanbul
Istanbul is the capital of a secular state, Turkey, which changed recently its name to Türkiye internationally. Despite its secular tradition, the Ottoman history and the country's Muslim culture have bequeathed it an incredible heritage in the form of mosques. In this article you will find our top ten mosques in Istanbul, to offer the best information for those who love architecture, culture and real local vibe.
Sirkeci – Visiting the Orient Express Station in Istanbul
The Orient Express was a long-distance passenger train service created in 1883 by the Belgian company Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL) that operated until 2009. The train traveled the length of continental Europe, with main terminal stations in Paris in the northwest and Istanbul in the southeast, and branches extending service to Athens, Brussels, and London.
Lo mejor que ver en Cáceres, lo más moderno del siglo XVI
Cáceres es una ciudad histórica homogénea, con calles peatonales y casas monumentales del siglo XVI. También es un centro cultural y artístico. Hay muchas galerías, museos y sitios históricos en la ciudad. Es un gran lugar para visitar si te gusta el arte, la arquitectura y la historia. En este artículo te vamos a mostrar lo mejor que ver en Cáceres, el más moderno de los skyline del siglo XVI. La ciudad es una de las incluidas en la lista de patrimonio de la humanidad de España por UNESCO. Además de tener el tercer conjunto histórico mejor conservado de Europa, después de Praga y Tallin.
Visiting Dolmabahçe Palace – The Jewel of Istanbul
Dolmabahçe Palace is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. It served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and from 1909 to 1922.
The Biggest Mosque in Turkey – The Grand Çamlıca Mosque
The Grand Çamlıca Mosque currently is the biggest mosque in Turkey. It is a huge complex for Islamic worship which was completed and opened on 7 March 2019. The mosque stands astride Çamlıca Hill in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, and is visible from much of the centre of the city. The complex incorporates an art gallery, library, and conference hall. It can hold up to 63,000 worshippers at a time (can accommodate up to 100,000 people in case of an earthquake).