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Istanbul's historical peninsula is a must-see for visitors to the city, hosting most of its famous museums, historical sights and monuments. While there are lots of tourist-traps to avoid, particularly in terms of restaurants, there are also a variety of gems beloved by locals and tourists alike that rank among the city's best eats. Whether you're looking for the best place to find freshly roasted Turkish coffee, artisanal Turkish delight, grilled köfte, or a meyhane to enjoy mezes and rakı, we've got you covered. In addition to the old city's most important attractions, we've included some lesser-known destinations as well as the area's renowned hotels and hamams.