Culture is the most powerful pillar of Istanbul Tourism. The 8500-year-old history and cultural heritage left behind by being the capital of empires reveals itself in museums, palaces, excavation sites and streets where daily life continues.
In addition to these, Istanbul offers its visitors the opportunity of a City Tourism where culture is prominent in a vibrant way with its modern art museums and galleries, street artists, concert venues and film-to-dance festivals that bring together the cultural dynamism of the era with the city.
Furthermore, to artistic production, culture in Istanbul includes the worship centres from churches to mosques, which are the rare places of the everyday life of the Istanbul people throughout the ages.
Gastronomic Tourism in Istanbul is also an important part of cultural tourism with its restaurants that offer examples of contemporary experiences while reflecting the kitchens of the nations that lived in Istanbul which has been a cosmopolitan city throughout history.
Detailed information about
cultural tourism in Istanbul can be found on the official website of the city.