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Exploring one of the largest and most populated cities of the world, this exhaustive travel guide demonstrates Istanbul's unique place in world history. Presenting detailed explanations on historic areas and reputable restaurants, this is a timely reference for the metropolis that welcomes millions of tourists throughout the year and has been named European Capital of Culture in 2010. All historical and cultural sites'such as the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Dolmabahce Palace-are succinctly described with illustrations, maps, and up-to-date information. Precise directions and the amount of time needed to visit each landmark are also included.