As Monocle puts it:
On first impression, Istanbul can seem a touch demure. But beneath its inimitable skyline is a teeming, triumphant metropolis with imperial history, intrigue, and entrepreneurial zeal written into its streets. It’s a city constantly being remade and reimagined, and the resulting sense of opportunity and vigor is palpable.
Now the Turkish metropolis is the subject of the latest Travel Guide from the media company. Here, Monocle offers up a look at the best in food, design and retail that the city has to offer, shedding light on up-and-coming neighborhoods, bars, clothiers, coffeehouses and old-school kuafors in hopes of making “you feel like a local no matter where you are from.”
Published by Gestalten, Monocle’s 148-page guide to Istanbul will be available in stores and online this December for $15 USD.