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Explore local attractions with Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet

Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet is located in the historic center of Istanbul. Find tourist attractions such as Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, and many more just a short distance from our central Istanbul hotel.

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Istanbul New Airport and Sabiha Gökcen Airport are 45 kilometres away from Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet in central Istanbul. You can easily drive to Eresin Sultanahmet in approximately 50 minutes. As you exit customs, taxi drivers are waiting outside of the arrivals floor to provide transportation to international visitors. If you ordered a pick-up service you will meet our driver at the exit of the International Arrival Gate customs area. If you experience any problems in getting to Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet, please dial 24 hours a day +90 (212) 638 44 28 (PBX) to contact our reception.

Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet is located in Sultanahmet in Istanbul and is close to many local attractions. Find out about them with the below map.

Hippodrome Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Hippodrome

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.

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Little Hagia Sophia Eresin hotels sultanahmet

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.

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Blue Mosque Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Blue 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 Sultanahmet Mosque is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period.

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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Eresin hotels sultanahmet

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 the Ottoman Empire. 

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Basilica Cistern Eresin hotels sultanahmet

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. 

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Topkapi Palace Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Topkapi Palace

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).

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Hagia Irene Church Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Hagia Irene Church

The Hagia Irene Church is the largest church in Istanbul that has not converted into a mosque. It was built in the earlier 4th century during the rule of I. Constantinus in the courtyard of Hagia Sophia. 

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Gulhane Park Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Gulhane Park

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 the Ottoman Empire which contains a grove and rose gardens.

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Istanbul Archeological Museum Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Istanbul Archeological Museum

One of the most important museums in Turkey, the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Founded in 1891, it was the first Turkish museum that contains thousands of precious artifacts, including the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great.

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Nuruosmaniye Mosque Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

It is an Ottoman mosque in baroque style at Çemberlitaş neighborhood which was built between 1748-1755 by architects Mehmet Aga at the entrance of Grand Bazaar. 

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Grand Bazaar Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar, also known as Kapali Carsi, 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.

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Bet Avraam Synagogue Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Bet Avraam Synagogue

The synagogue is located behind the Sirkeci Train Station in İstanbul and nearby the Sultanahmet - Hippodrome within walking distance. Appointments should be secured from the Chief Rabbinate.

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Holy Mother of God Patriarchal Church (Surp Asdvadzadzin) Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Holy Mother of God Patriarchal Church (Surp Asdvadzadzin)

It is a Gregorian church of Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate in Kumkapı neighborhood. The construction date is exactly unknown. There have been several repairs due to fires and the last repairs have been in 1902 and 1985.

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Suleymaniye Mosque Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest mosque in Istanbul which was built on the 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. 

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Spice Bazaar Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Spice Bazaar

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.

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Golden Horn Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Golden Horn

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.

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Galata Tower Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Galata Tower

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. 

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Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

The patriarchate was established by one of Jesus’s Apostle Andrea in AD 37. After Roman Empire was divided into Eastern (Byzantium) and Western (Roman), it participated in the Orthodox Church within Eastern Roma (Byzantine) Empire in the 5th century.

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Taksim Square – Istiklal Street Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Taksim Square – Istiklal Street

Istiklal Caddesi Turkey since the late 19th century's most famous streets preserves the characteristic of being one of the streets. Turkey also carries the distinction of being the most cosmopolitan area without exception.

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St. Mary Church of the Mongols Eresin hotels sultanahmet

St. Mary Church of the Mongols

It is an Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul which was placed in the Fatih district. It was built for the first time as a monastery in the 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.

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Chora Church Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Chora Church

The Chora Church, also known as the Church of the Holy Savior in Chora, 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. 

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Ahrida Synagogue Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Ahrida Synagogue

The Ahrida Synagogue is in Balat which was built in the earlier 15th century. The synagogue which took its name from Ohrid town of Macedonia that the founders emigrated to Istanbul, is the largest capacity Synagogue of the city.

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Yanbol Synagogue Eresin hotels sultanahmet

Yanbol Synagogue

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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