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Istanbul - Europe's Best Destination

EUROPEAN GO13. purpletravel.co.uk BEST DESTINATIONS 2013 explore. dream. discover. ISTANBUL this year's best european destination European Best Destination is an initiative of non-profit making European Consumers Choice which aims to promote culture and tourism in Europe. so what's it all about? I FOR IS KULE TOWER WOW FACT Istanbul is not only the world's third largest city, but it was also the most crowded city in the world in 1502. S FOR SEVEN HILLS Second tallest building in Istanbul is Is Kule owned by Is Bank, 181 meters (594 feet) high. Either I conquer Istanbul or Istanbul conquers me. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Ancient Istanbul was founded on Seven Hills, just like Rome. T FOR TULIPS Tulips, the symbol of Holland, originated in Istanbul and were sent from Istanbul to Netherlands. A FOR AGATHA CHRISTIE Agatha Christie wrote her famous novel "Murder on the Orient N IS FOR NAME Express" at Pera Palas Hotel in Istanbul. The city was first known as Byz- antium, but changed to Constan- tinople by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. The name B FOR BLUE MOSQUE finally changed to Istanbul when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk pro- claimed the Republic in 1930. U IS FOR UNIQUE Blue Mosque is the only mosque in Istanbul with six minarets, which is the maximum number you can have in a mosque. "If the earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital." Napoleon Bonaparte Istanbul is also the only city in the world streching over two continents - those being Asia and Europe. L IS FOR LOOS AMAZING DEALS Book your holiday to Europe's best destination with PurpleTravel.co.uk. Under the Ottoman Empire, the city was renowned for having more than 1,400 public toilets. Call 02079939228 for our cheapest deals. EUROPEAN BEST purpletravel.couk DESTINATIONS 2013 explore. dream. discover.

Istanbul - Europe's Best Destination

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You may have heard that Turkey’s second second city, Istanbul, has been voted this year’s best European destination in a public vote. But if you’re left wondering what all the fuss is about, tak...

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