Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Photos of ancient Roman city in Istanbul

Posted on 24 April 2013
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 Sagalassos, was an ancient Roman city 110 kilometer north of today’s Antalya (ancient Attaleia), and 20 km from Isparta. The ancient ruins of Sagalassos are 7 km from Ağlasun on Mount Akdağ, in the Western Taurus mountains range, at an altitude of 1450–1700 metres. In Roman Imperial times, the town was known as the ‘first… Read more »

Visit: ‘Making City Istanbul’ exhibition

Posted on 15 October 2012

 Making City, Play the City and Salon/ at Istanbul Design Biennial by IKSV With the aim of underlining the importance of design for production, economy, cultural interaction and quality of life, the first Istanbul Design Biennial will be realized in 2012 by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. Making City Istanbul In collaboration with Istanbul Design… Read more »

New facts about Ottoman harem in exhibit

Posted on 12 August 2012

  The Topkapı Palace Museum is presenting an exhibition about harem life in Istanbul for the first time. The museum’s director, İlber Ortaylı, says the exhibition’s purpose is to correct misinformation about the imperial harem. ‘The harem was a center of education for concubines,’ he says The exhibition features 287 works from the palace’s collection,… Read more »

Rembrandt @ Sakip Sabanci Museum

Posted on 10 June 2012

The wonderful exhibition “Where Darkness Meets Light… Rembrandt and His Contemporaries – The Golden Age of Dutch Art” has been extended to June 17! This is your last chance to see these fantastic works of art in Istanbul! Go and enjoy! On the occasion of the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic and trade relations… Read more »

Rembrandt exhibition extended

Posted on 5 June 2012

 Where Darkness Meets Light: Rembrandt and His Contemporaries,” a much-admired exhibition on the golden age of Dutch art at Istanbul’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), has been extended by one week, until June 17, the museum has announced. The exhibition, part of a series of cultural events marking the 400th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Turkey… Read more »