Art and Culture in IstanbulFor history buffs, Turkey is a treasure chest. While there are an abundance of archeological sites and historic monuments to see, don't forget about Turkey's world-famous museums.
If you wish to understand how people of different religions lived together on this land for centuries, visit the places of worship and their surrounding areas. You may have to use some imagination however, as many sites have deteriorated with the passing of time.
When speaking of arts & culture, we must not forget to mention the abundance of superb festivals throughout the year. Please visit our festivals section to find out more.
Art galleries are great places to follow Turkish modern art - cultural centers offer gorgeous exhibitions of artists from abroad and are not to be forgotten.Finally, concert halls have regular performances during the season for music lovers.
For the latest cultural events please check Events Calendar and What is up in Istanbul section at Rhythm of Town.
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