Absolute Enjoyment in Istanbul

Located in the center of the Old World, Istanbul is one of the world's great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where Asia and Europe are separated by a narrow strait - the Bosphorus. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.

The historic city of Istanbul is situated on a peninsula flanked on three sides by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and for more than 1,600 years over 120 emperors and sultans ruled the world from here. No other city in the world can claim such a distinction. 

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Things to do in Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

10 minutes walk from Erden Sarayevo Hotel

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. In 2014, it is listed No.1 among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91 million annual visitors. Monday to Saturday 9:00 - 19:00. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.

Topkapi Palace Museum

15 minutes walk from Erden Sarayevo Hotel

Topkapı Palace was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. Palace served as the home of the Ottoman sultans and their court until the middle of the 19th century. Museum is open everyday except Tuesdays. Winter season 09:00 – 16:45 (26 October – 15 April) Summer season 09:00 – 18:45 (15 April – 26 October)

Sultan Ahmet - Blue Mosque

15 minutes walk from Erden Sarayevo Hotel

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque a historic mosque in Istanbul. The 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. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is still popularly used as a mosque

Hagia Sofia Museum

15 minutes walk from Erden Sarayevo Hotel

It was used as a church for 916 years but, following the conquest of Istanbul by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, the Hagia Sophia was converted into mosque. Afterwards, it was used as a mosque for 482 years. Under the order of Atatürk and the decision of the Council of Ministers, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935. Hagia Sophia Museum is open for visit every day except Mondays. Winter season 09:00 – 17:00 Summer season 09:00 – 19:00

Istanbul Archaeological Museums

15 minutes walk from Erden Sarayevo Hotel

The İstanbul Archaeological Museums is welcoming all visitors who want to make a journey in the corridors of the history and to trace the remains of ancient civilizations. It houses over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history. The Museum is open every day. 09:00 – 19:00

Dolmabahce Palace

25 minutes with tramway from Erden Sarayevo Hotel

Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid who was the thirty first Ottoman Sultan. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. The ballroom is the largest of its kind in the world. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays. 09:00 – 16:00.

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