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The unique museum hotel of Turkey, the Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet, located in the heart of Istanbul which is the only city in the world standing upon two continents, will convince you of it. The Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet is not just a hotel offering personalized quality, service and comfort, but also a deluxe hotel in Sultanahmet with a private museum showcasing a cistern, mosaics, 49 other museum pieces of historical and architectural significance from Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times and extraordinary discoveries dating from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times. In addition to the valuable historic pieces in our boutique Istanbul hotel, our gallery features Byzantine and…
The unique museum hotel of Turkey, the Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet, located in the heart of Istanbul which is the only city in the world standing upon two continents, will convince you of it. The Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet is not just a…
The unique museum hotel of Turkey, the Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet, located in the heart of Istanbul which is the only city in the world standing upon two continents, will convince you of it.
The Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet is not just a hotel offering personalized quality, service and comfort, but also a deluxe hotel in Sultanahmet with a private museum showcasing a cistern, mosaics, 49 other museum pieces of historical and architectural significance from Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times and extraordinary discoveries dating from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times.
In addition to the valuable historic pieces in our boutique Istanbul hotel, our gallery features Byzantine and Ottoman art and a collection of original ceramics including the only exact reproductions of the Ottoman Empire displayed at the British Museum of London in England.
Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet has been totally renovated to provide not only an irrefutably high level of quality but also to showcase original and carefully conceived design. This means that this museum hotel located in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet discrict, close to the city’s main touristic, entertainment and shopping areas and just a short walk away from world-famous sights such as Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, The Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace, has its own unique identity.
The ancient Hippodrome was begun by Septimus Severus in AD 203 and completed by Constantine the Great in AD 330. This was the centre of Byzantine public life and the scene of splendid games and chariot races but also factional conflicts. Today there isn't much of the Hippodrome left to see except for a small section of the gallery walls on the southern side that seen clearly from Eresin Crown Hotel Terrace Mosaic Restaurant, but the At Meydanı (park) that now stands on the site is home to a variety of monuments.On the northwest side is a fountain, presented to the Ottoman sultan by the German Emperor William II in 1898. Then, heading southwest are three ancient monuments: a 20 m high Egyptian obelisk (from Heliopolis); the Serpent Column brought here from Delphi by Constantine; and a built pillar of Stone 32 meters high.Hippodrome is a few minutes walk away from Eresin Crown Hotel.
Little Hagia Sophia
Little Hagia Sophia, formerly the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, was built during the rule of Byzantine Emperor Justinian between 527-536. It was converted into a mosque by Ottoman Empire II.Beyazit in the early 16th century. It was restored many times until today because of many earthquakes and wars, nowadays it is serving as a mosque.
The Blue Mosque(Turkish:Sultanahmet Camii),was built in the early 17th century during the rule of Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I.Located on the Historical Peninsula,in the district to which gives its name,The Sultanahmed Mosque is considered to be last great mosque of the classical period.The mosque,located directly opposite to Hagia Sophia ,takes its name from the blue tiles on the dome and the upper levels of the interior.The Mosque is a few minutes walk away from Eresin Crown Hotel.
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
It is the first Turkish Museum that includes all of the Turkish and Islamic artworks and also it is the last museum that was opened during the rule of Ottoman Empire. The museum was relocated to its current place Ibrahim Pasha Palace in 1983 and the museum was opened for visitors in January 2015 after completing the restoration works.
The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya)served as the cathedral of Constantinople and was the center of the religious life of the Byzantine Empire.Also a house of worship that served several religions well over the centuries.It was the largest cathedral in the world at one time, and served as the inspiration for other mosques, including the Blue Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque, as it was such a great example of Byzantine architecture. It is most famous for its mosaics depicting various religious scenes.The monument is just a minute walk away from Eresin Crown Hotel,passing the Hippodrome(At Meydani),directly opposite to the Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern.
The Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul's most surprising tourist attractions. Once stored the imperial water supply for the Byzantine emperors. The project was begun by Constantine the Great, but finished by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. Many of the columns used in construction were recycled from earlier classical structures so feature decorative carvings. The most famous of these are the column bases known as the Medusa stones in the northwest corner with their Medusa head carvings.Around the cistern you may see The Hagia Sophia,The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome.The cistern is 5 minutes walk away from Eresin Crown Hotel.
Topkapi Palace ,the Great Palace of the Ottoman Sultans is the most extensive and fascinating monument of Ottoman civil architecture in existence and one of the must-see attractions in Istanbul that combines The Harem,The Treasury with the Spoonmaker’s diamond (also known Kasikci Diamond).Which is the pride of the Palace.The Topkapi Palace is surrounded by five kilometers (3.1 miles) of stone wall , which dates back to the 15th century, is situated on a hill overlooking the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. At one time it was an official royal residence of the Ottoman Empire sultans and seat of Turkish government, but now a museum that is considered the largest and oldest palace in the world.It will take five minutes to walk through the palace from Eresin Crown Hotel,by passing the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
Hagia Irene Church
The Hagia Irene Church is the largest church in Istanbul which has not converted into a mosque. It was built in earlier 4th century during the rule of I.Constantinus in the courtyard of Hagia Sophia. It was enclosed inside the walls of Topkapi Palace after the conquest of Istanbul.
Gulhane Park is an 163 acre historical park in Eminönü between Alay Pavilion, Topkapı Palace and Sarayburnu. It was the outdoor garden of the Topkapi Palace during the rule of Ottoman Empire which contains a grove and rose gardens. It has been converted to a park and opened to public in 1912. Ataturk introduced the latin alphabet to the public for the first time on 1st September 1928 at this park. Then the park has been restored in 2003 and converted back into a magnificent park again.
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
One of the most important museums in Turkey, the Istanbul Archaeological Museum .Founded in 1891, it was the first Turkish museum which contain thousands of precious artifacts, including the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great.The museum located on the Topkapi Palace grounds.You may walk to the museum within 10 minutes from Eresin Crown Hotel,passing through Sultanahmet Mosque,Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia.
It is an Ottoman mosque in baroque style at Çemberlitaş neighbourhood which was built between 1748-1755 by architects Mehmet Aga at the entrance of Grand Bazaar. The construction works was began by decree of Sultan I.Mahmud and completed during the rule of Sultan III.Osman who is the brother and successor of him.
The Grand Bazaar also known Kapali Carsi which dates back to 1461, with 5,000 shops making it one of the largest and oldest indoor marketplaces in the world. The bazaar features such items as jewelry, carpets , spices, antiques and hand-painted ceramics. The Bazaar is 10 minutes walk from Eresin Crown Hotel,passing through The Hippodrome and Sultanahmet Tramway near Beyazit Mosque.
Bet Avraam Synagogue
The synagogue is located behind of the Sirkeci Train Station in İstanbul and nearby the Sultanahmet - Hippodrome within walking distance. Appointments should be secured from the Chief Rabbinate.
Holy Mother of God Patriarchal Church (Surp Asdvadzadzin)
It is a Gregorian church of Istnabul Armenian Patriarchate in Kumkapı neighbourhood. The construction date is exactly unknown. There have been several repairs due to fires and the last repairs have been in 1902 and 1985. There is also a school inside it.
Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest mosque of Istanbul which was built on order of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman by Mimar Sinan. The Mosque’s construction works began in 1550 and finished in 1558. It is one of the most important examples of Classical Ottoman Architecture with its combined 4 tall and slender minarets and a large dome. The mosque was built according to accumulate the smudge of candles by dint of an air current inside the structure and this accumulated smudges was used to made of the best quality ink.
The Spice Bazaar (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı, meaning Egyptian Bazaar) in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.The Bazaar is a prime tourist attraction that you can get Turkish delight,herbs and spices.It will take ten minutes to get the bazaar by using tramway from Sultanahmet Square.The square is 5 minutes walk away from Eresin Crown Hotel.
Golden Horn which is known as Halic in Turkish, is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. It geographically separates the historical center of Istanbul from the rest of the city, and forms a natural, sheltered harbour that has historically protected Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other maritime trade ships for thousands of years.
At 67 meters (219 feet) high, the Galata Tower rules over the Istanbul skyline, offering great views of the old city and its surroundings. The medieval stone tower, known as the Tower of Christ, was the tallest building in Istanbul when it was built in 1348. Today there is a restaurant and cafe on its upper flor.with its essential role in Istanbul’s skyline,Galata Tower is the optimum spot to catch panoramic view of Istanbul.By using tramway it will takes 15 minutes to the tower or you can walk through İstiklal street from Taxim square or Karakoy Port.
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
The patriarchate was established by one of the Jesus’s Apostle Andrea in AD 37. After Roman Empire was divided into Eastern (Byzantium) and Western (Roman), it was participated to the Orthodox Church within Eastern Roma (Byzantine) Empire in 5th century. The Patriarchate had some concessions by the decree of Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet after conquest of Istanbul and it had too many concessions during the rule of Sultan II. Mehmet than the Byzantine period. It has located to its current place in 1602 which replaced many times previously and it has restored in 1800’s.
St.Mary Church of the Mongols
It is an Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul which was placed in Fatih district. It was built at the first time as a monastery in 7th century and disappeared after the 4th Crusade during the Latin Domination period, and then it was rebuilt as a simple and one-storey after the reconquest of the city by Byzantines in 1261. The current monastery and church was built in 1281 by Maria Palaiologina which usually is not open to public.
The Chora Church also known as the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, it has been described as one of the most beautiful surviving works of Byzantine architecture. Dating back to the days of Constantine, Magnificent mosaics and frescoes depict the life of Jesus and his mother, Mary. As a monastery in its early years; a few centuries later, it became a mosque, and in 1948, it was converted to a museum.You may drive to The Chora Church(Turkish:Kariye Müzesi) by car passing through Eminönü and along the Golden Horn with beatiful view.
The Ahrida Synagogue is in Balat which was built in earlier 15th century. The synagogue which was took its name from Ohrid town of Macedonia that the founders emigrated to Istanbul, is the largest capacity Synagogue of the city. It is one of the two ancient synagogues in Golden Horn and foremost known by its boat-shaped tevah (reading platform).
The Yanbol synagogue is in Balat – İstanbul and built during the rule of Byzantine by the Jews from Yambol city of Bulgaria. It was rebuilt in the 18th century and it is one of the two remaining ancient synagogues.
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