Cities don’t impress me much. For me to say a city is magnificent, you can be sure it’s a special place and to added to your list of must see places. Istanbul is truly magnificent. The bonus being it’s easy to get cheap flights to Istanbul from both Europe and Asia. Istanbul is home to over 14 million people and covers an impressive area of 5,343 km2.
This city is unique in that it lies over two continents.
You can stand on one side of Istanbul and be in Europe and then stand on the other side and be in Asia!
There are two bridges joining the continents. The most impressive one being the Bosphorus Bridge shown below. Pedestrians and cyclists must use boats as the bridge walkways are closed due to high numbers of people committing suicide. A sad past to such a beautiful architectural build.