Magnificently situated on The Golden Horn, Marmara Sea and The Bosphorus, Istanbul strides Asia and Europe. Here;s what others have said about the city:
“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.” Alphonse de Lamartine
“If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” Napoleon Bonaparte
“All other cities are doomed, but I imagine that as long as people exist, Constantinople will exist.” Petrus Gyllius
“Either I conquer Istanbul or Istanbul conquers me.” Fatih Sultan Mehmet
“İstanbul is a magical seal which unites Europe and Asia since the ancient times. Without a doubt, Istanbul is certainly the most beautiful place of the world.” Gerard De Nerval
“People were right when they say there is no other place on earth as beautiful looking as Istanbul.” Chateaubriand