according to leading travel guides, which city offers the most sightseeing attractions?
Travelers seem to love Istanbul: 12 Awards! The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and many other stunning buildings are must-see-in-a-lifetime sights.
City in Turkey
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.