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If you're planning a citytrip to Istanbul, here's the place to start
Straddling the Bosphorus, this diverse and vibrant city has one foot geographically and culturally in both Europe and Asia. Blessed with religious and architectural wonders in its old city and some of the most hectic yet rewarding shopping experiences in either continent at the Grand Bazaar, thereâ€™s little wonder Istanbul is the third-most popular city trip destination in Europe.
Tourist favorites in Istanbul
RĂĽstem Pasha Mosque
The RĂĽstem Pasha Mosque (Turkish: RĂĽstempaĹźa Camii) is an Ottoman mosque and was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat RĂĽstem Pasha. RĂĽstem Pasha died in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from 1561 until 1563. The mosque was built on a high terrace over a complex of vaulted shops, whose rents were intended to financially support the mosque complex. Read more
The SĂĽleymaniye Mosque, one of the most visited places in Istanbul, is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul. The SĂĽleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan SĂĽleyman (SĂĽleyman the Magnificent). The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558. Read more
Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. Read more
Rahmi M. KoĂ§ Museum
The Rahmi M. KoĂ§ Museum, located in the suburb of HaskĂ¶y, is a private industrial museum dedicated to the history of transport, industry and communications. Founded in 1991 by Rahmi M. KoĂ§, a retired boss of the KoĂ§ Group, the museum was officially inaugurated on December 13, 1994. The museum is housed within two historical buildings on opposite sides of the same road but connected to each other: one of the building dates from the 16th century, while another building is a disused historical dockyard, founded in 1861.
The Rahmi M. KoĂ§ Museum exhibits original machines and their replicas, scientific and mechanical items, models and toys. Read more
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction. Read more
Our hotel is located in the heart of Istanbulâ€™s old city, Sultanahmet, you will be within comfortable walking distance of many of Turkeysâ€™s most ancient and famous historical sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace.
The Bergama hotel is a modern structure conveniently located in the heart of Istanbul, opposite the Municipality Palace and within comfortable walking distance of the main city' attractions, such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and many more. Enjoy the traditional Turkish hospitality of the hotel staff, who will be at your disposal 24 hours a day at the reception desk, to give you full assistance. The property offers a bar, a restaurant, Wi-Fi Internet connection available in some hotel areas and a shuttle service to the airports.
GĂĽl Sultan Hotel
The GĂĽl Sultan Hotel is situated in Istanbul within walking distance of the main tourist attractions including St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar.This Istanbul hotel is housed in a building which was an Ottoman residence.
Tempo Residence Gayrettepe
The Tempo Residence Gayrettepe is a lovely residence located in the metropolitan area of Istanbul, in a convenient position for both tourists and business travellers alike. The property lies in close proximity to shopping districts, banks, cinemas, theatres and cultural art centers. There are also many bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood. The Tempo Residence Gayrettepe combines gracious service and sophisticated accommodation to create a warm and relaxing environment for its guests. The excellent location and the welcoming atmosphere, together with all the comforts one may need, will make for an unforgettable stay in Istanbul.Â