Welcome to Istanbul, the feline capital of the world. Due to religion and culture cats hold a high position in this city, and a special place in many of the resident’s hearts. These royal furry creatures can be found in Istanbul’s mosques, coffee houses, tea shops, butcher shops, and local cafes lounging on the floor or even in the best seats of the house, always undisturbed. Streets and alleyways are lined with cat-sized houses and condos, food, and water bowls ready to take in any and all of the kitty residents of Istanbul. Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed this city for thousands of years and probably for thousands of years to come. Next stop? Istanbul!