Istanbul is commonly known as a ‘bridge’ that unites the Eastern and the Western part of the world. The financial and commercial part of the city is found in Europe, while two-thirds of the city’s actual population resides in Asia. This “separation” gives the city a unique feel to it and it has become a place where cultures mix, becoming something new, and where tradition and innovation meet face-to-face.
Architecture, cuisine and history are some of the things about the city that attract travelers. Until 1930 the city held the two names of Istanbul and it’s historic name of Constantinople, in 2012 it was declared a European capital of culture and is the world’s fifth most popular tourist destination.