Local Attractions

Explore the Ancient Istanbul

To explore the highlights of Istanbul, you may start with Byzantine City Walls facing Eresin Hotels Topkapi. Perfect location for a perfect trip, the 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:

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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 as Kasikci Diamond) which is the pride of the Palace. 

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Hagia Sophia

It's said that when the Byzantine Emperor Justinian entered his finished church for the first time in AD 536, he cried out "Glory to God that I have been judged worthy of such a work. Oh, Solomon, I passed you!" The Hagia Sophia was the emperor's swaggering statement to the world of the wealth and technical ability of his empire. 

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Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is also known as 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.

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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 latest great mosque of the classical period.

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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 the "Basilica Palace" among the people because of the marble columns rising from the water.

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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.

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