Culture, Istanbul is the strongest foot of tourism. The cultural heritage left behind by 8500 years of history and capital of the empires shows itself in the palaces, excavations and streets where everyday life continues. In addition to these, modern art museums and galleries, street artists, concert venues and film dancing festivals bring Istanbul's cultural heritage to life in a culturally vibrant way.
In Istanbul, the culture includes artistic production as well as centers of worship of churches from the churches, which are the rare places of the daily life of the people of Istanbul during the ages.
Gastronomic tourism in Istanbul is an important part of cultural tourism, with its restaurants serving examples of contemporary experiences while reflecting the cuisines of the nations that have lived in Istanbul as a cosmopolitan city throughout history.
Detailed information about cultural tourism in Istanbul can be accessed from the official website of the city.