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Istanbul, September - Bridging Asia and Europe, Istanbul is famously a city on two continents, a celebration of traditions, cultures and history brought together to create one of the most unforgettable places on Earth.

It is a city of rich experience throughout the month of September. To cruise the Bosphorus is to savour the reflected glory of minarets, ancient towers and historic bridges.

To wander through the cool shadows of Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque or be mesmerised by the sultan’s treasures of Topkapı Palace is to move from a world of contrast that is both deeply devotional and was once deeply decadent.

In the famous Grand Bazaar the human energy of hundreds of nationalities is as mesmerising as the carpet colours, glittering gold and towering spice pyramids that illuminate its historic halls, while beneath ground, the atmospheric Roman cistern illuminates memories as vividly as the candlelight that reveals its endless columns.

Of course, beyond the history and the monuments are endless stories to be told over small cups of Turkish tea, under the neon of a frenetic nightlife or while watching the magical moves of Istanbul’s dancers.

Overlooking the Bosphorus and the old town skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul is just minutes away from all this and more.

“The city is home to some of the most exciting an opening of international art fairs, Bienal’s festivals and concerts throughout the month of September and the most important are all within walking distance of the hotel.”

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, encapsulates the best of the city in one place. Lingering over a drink on the hotel’s chic, terrace bar Bleu Lounge, after a revitalising traditional Turkish Hamman treatment in Spa Soul, watching the city lights glitter into life as the sunset sinks into the Bosphorus is an experience to savour.