BOOKING

Location


  • Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) (300 metres by walking)

    It is one of the symbols of Istanbul and also one of the most significant works of the Ottoman era. Blue Mosque was constructed in early 1600s by the Architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, as instructed by Sultan Ahmet Ist. The Sultanahmet / Blue Mosque isone of the most important structures of the city and its outstanding characteristic is that it is decorated with more than 20 thousand blue, green and white tiles. Its hemidomes and the big dome has been adorned with dominantly blue hand-drawings. Therefore it is also called the Blue mosque. It is the only mosque in Turkey with 6 minarets.
    Visiting hours: 08:30-11:30 / 13:00-14:45 / 15:45-17:00. On Fridays only it can be visited after 13:30 hrs.

  • Topkapi Palace (500 metres by walking)

    This is the palace at Istanbul Sarayburnu, which was used as the administrative headquarters of the state for 400 years of the 600 year-old history of the Ottoman Empire and where the Ottoman Sultans lived. At one time about 4000 people were living in it. It was made built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1478. Until Abdülmecit had the Dolmabahçe Palace built, it was the administrative headquarters of the state and the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for 380 years. In the year it was built, the palace was situated on an area of 700.000 square meters and currently its area is 80.000 square meters. On April 3, 1923 it was converted into a Museum. It is closed on Tuesdays.

  • Haghia Sofia Museum (500 metres by walking)

    It was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian Ist on the historical peninsula of Istanbul between 532-537 AD. It is a basilica planned Patriarch Cathedral. When Istanbul was conquered in 1453, it was converted into a mosque by Fatih Sultan Mehmet.

    Sofia in the name of the building means holy wisdom or divine wisdom. It is considered one of the three properties of God in the Orthodox communion. The construction was led by the 6th century architects Isidoros and Anthemius, with 10.000 people working and it is stated that Justinian spent a fortune on it. Some pillars, doors and stones were brought from older buildings and temples. During the Byzantine period it was the Patriarch Church of Constantinople Patriarch and the headwuarters of the Western Orthodox Church.
    Closed on Mondays.

  • Basilica Cistern (400 metres by walking)

    The Basilica Cistern is the biggest water cistern of Istanbul and it is one of the works built in the Byzantine period. We suggest that you definitely visit this work that is currently visited as a museum. It was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527-567). As it rises from within the water and has almost endless marble pillars, it was called as the Sunken Cistern by the people. It is also called as the Basilica Cistern.

    The cistern is a gigantic building in rectangular shape, covering an area of 140 meters length and 70 meters width. It is descended with 52 steps and there are 336 pillars of 9 meters height in it. It covers an area of a total of 9800 square meters and it has a water storing capacity of about 100.000 tons.
    Open to visit everyday

  • The Grand Bazaar (300 metres by walking)

    World's oldest and biggest bazaar is located in the center of Istanbul. It receives a lot of attention from the tourists due to its historical texture and since it has many shops inside. It is a known fact that about a half a million people stop by the Grand Bazaar in a day. Resembling a small city, The Grand Bazaar was built by Mehmet the Conqueror for people to display and sell their goods. The Grand Bazaar, with its giant labyrinth with 60 streets and more than three thousand shop, is an unique bazaar, which is a must see of Istanbul. Closed on Sundays

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