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Istanbul has been named the No. 1 city in Europe

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 16:46
by buraksan
Istanbul has been named the No. 1 city in Europe and No. 2 in the World at Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards 2013”.

Voters from the magazine’s 4.8 million readers placed Istanbul ahead of Paris, Venice and London in the European category, while the city finished second in the worldwide category. Turkey welcomed 31.78 million international visitors in 2012, and that number has continued to rise in 2013.

Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 Cities - Europe:
1 Istanbul
2 Florence
3 Rome
4 Barcelona
5 Paris
6 Venice
7 Prague
8 Bruges, Belgium
9 Vienna
10 London

Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 Cities - World:
1 Bangkok
2 Istanbul
3 Florence
4 Cape Town
5 Kyoto, Japan
6 Rome
7 Charleston, South Carolina
8 Barcelona
9 Paris
10 Chiang Mai, Thailand