A cosmopolitan city full of life with a population which is nearly 20 million offers a thousand different aspects. The traveler is one day surprised by its endless mosques and on another day would be amazed by the alleys of the old town. On the next day, the same person would come across churches and synagogues in the streets of the Golden Horm. The fact that İstanbul is a bridge between the East and the West has made this town enjoy a cultural and a commercial wealth for a long time.