Explore the ancient Istanbul

Local Attractions

To explore the hightlights of Istanbul, you may start with Byzantine City Walls facing to Eresin Hotels Topkapi. Perfect location for perfect trip, hotel is 10 min. away by tram to the major tourist attractions such as Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and many more. The major attractions are:

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) 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 to be the largest and oldest palace in the world. It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the palace from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

Topkapi Palace, the Great Palace of the Ottoman Sultans is the most extensive and fascinating… Read more

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 to be the largest and oldest palace in the world. It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the palace from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is the former Greek, Orthodox, Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Museum) in Istanbul. Built in AD 537 in the Middle Ages, it is famous for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture". It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the Hagia Sophia from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

Hagia Sophia is the former Greek, Orthodox, Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman… Read more

Hagia Sophia is the former Greek, Orthodox, Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum (Ayasofya Museum) in Istanbul. Built in AD 537 in the Middle Ages, it is famous for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture". It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the Hagia Sophia from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

Grand Bazaar

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. Attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The bazaar features such items as jewelry, carpets, spices, antiques and hand-painted ceramics. It will take 10 minutes by tram to go the Bazaar from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

The Grand Bazaar also known Kapali Carsi which dates back to 1461, with 5,000 shops making… Read more

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. Attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The bazaar features such items as jewelry, carpets, spices, antiques and hand-painted ceramics. It will take 10 minutes by tram to go the Bazaar from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

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 Sultanahmed Mosque is considered to be the latest 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. It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the Blue Mosque from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

The Blue Mosque (Turkish:Sultanahmet Camii), was built in the early 17th century during the… Read more

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 the latest 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. It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the Blue Mosque from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

Basilica Cistern

One of the magnificent historical buildings of Istanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia.This large underground cistern, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus (527-565), was named as the "Basilica Palace" among the people because of the marble columns rising from the water.It is also known as the Basilica Cistern since there was a Basilica in the place where the cistern. It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the Blue Mosque from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

One of the magnificent historical buildings of Istanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in… Read more

One of the magnificent historical buildings of Istanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia.This large underground cistern, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus (527-565), was named as the "Basilica Palace" among the people because of the marble columns rising from the water.It is also known as the Basilica Cistern since there was a Basilica in the place where the cistern. It will take 15 minutes by tram to go the Blue Mosque from Eresin Hotels Topkapi.

Galata Tower

One of the first to come to mind when talking about the historical structures of Istanbul is the Galata Tower. The building, which has been watching the city for hundreds of years with its imposing image and telling different stories, gives its guests the privilege to both learn about Istanbul's past and watch the unique city view.

One of the first to come to mind when talking about the historical structures of Istanbul… Read more

One of the first to come to mind when talking about the historical structures of Istanbul is the Galata Tower. The building, which has been watching the city for hundreds of years with its imposing image and telling different stories, gives its guests the privilege to both learn about Istanbul's past and watch the unique city view.

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