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Fascinating attractions and places to visit

Explore the fascinating attractions and places to visit in Istanbul. From our convenient setting in the heart of Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece district, Tüyap Palas is just moments from the best tourism attractions, shopping and various activities. For İstanbul sightseeing tours please contact the hotel or e-mail to citytours@tuyappalas.com.

Istanbul Overview

The third largest metropolitan area in Europe, Istanbul (historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople) embraces and interconnects Asia and Europe. With this unique and distinctive feature, İstanbul is regarded as one of the most important metropolitan areas in the world. The city is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn.

During its long history, Istanbul served as capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. As the modern day commercial and economical capital of Turkey, Istanbulbustles with vibrant energy from early in the morning until deep into the night.

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  • Imperial Sultan Ahmet Mosque

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    Across from Hagia Sophia stands the supremely elegant Imperial Sultan Ahmet Mosque with six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616, it is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior paneling of blue and white İznik tiles.

    Across from Hagia Sophia stands the supremely elegant Imperial Sultan Ahmet Mosque with six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616, it is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior paneling of blue and white İznik tiles.

  • Hagia Sophia

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, laterbecominga mosque, and now a museum. When it was first built, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople until the Ottoman era. It is considered to be one of Europe’s most exceptional architectural examples. The museum is open every day except Mondays.

    Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, laterbecominga mosque, and now a museum. When it was first built, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople until the Ottoman era. It is considered to be one of Europe’s most exceptional architectural examples. The museum is open every day except Mondays.

  • Topkapı Palace

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    This massive palace was the primary royal residence of the Ottoman Empire for about 400 years between the 15th and 19th centuries. It is among the monuments contained within the “Historic Areas of Istanbul,” which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace is open every day except Tuesdays for tours.

    This massive palace was the primary royal residence of the Ottoman Empire for about 400 years between the 15th and 19th centuries. It is among the monuments contained within the “Historic Areas of Istanbul,” which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace is open every day except Tuesdays for tours.

  • Archeology Museum

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    Right next to the Topkapı Palace, you will find the Archeology Museum.Boasting a variety of historical artifacts from “Assos” to “Athens,” the museum houses the tomb of “Alexander the Great” and one ofthe first treaties ever written in history, the “Treaty of Kades.”This museum is open every day except for Mondays.

    Right next to the Topkapı Palace, you will find the Archeology Museum.Boasting a variety of historical artifacts from “Assos” to “Athens,” the museum houses the tomb of “Alexander the Great” and one ofthe first treaties ever written in history, the “Treaty of Kades.”This museum is open every day except for Mondays.

  • Dolmabahçe Palace

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    Dolmabahçe Palace is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul on the coastline of Bosphorus. The Palace has served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Baroque art influences are seen throughout the place and this impressive construction is symmetrically built. Also, it is open every day except for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Dolmabahçe Palace is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul on the coastline of Bosphorus. The Palace has served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Baroque art influences are seen throughout the place and this impressive construction is symmetrically built. Also, it is open every day except for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Kapalı Çarşı (The Bazaar)

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    One could visit Istanbul for shopping alone. Starting from Kapalı Çarşı (The Bazaar) located in the old city is a wonderful place to begin this vibrant experience. The labyrinth of streets and alleys hosts more than 4,000 shops under the same roof.

    One could visit Istanbul for shopping alone. Starting from Kapalı Çarşı (The Bazaar) located in the old city is a wonderful place to begin this vibrant experience. The labyrinth of streets and alleys hosts more than 4,000 shops under the same roof.

  • Shopping

    Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

    Aside from The Bazaar, Istanbul is a very rich city in terms of shopping centers. Many of the city’s best shopping malls are within a 5- to 10-minute drive of the hotel.

    Aside from The Bazaar, Istanbul is a very rich city in terms of shopping centers. Many of the city’s best shopping malls are within a 5- to 10-minute drive of the hotel.

Hagia Sophia

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, laterbecominga mosque, and now a museum. When it was first built, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople until the Ottoman era. It is considered to be one of Europe’s most exceptional architectural examples. The museum is open every day except Mondays.

Imperial Sultan Ahmet Mosque

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

Across from Hagia Sophia stands the supremely elegant Imperial Sultan Ahmet Mosque with six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616, it is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior paneling of blue and white İznik tiles.

Topkapı Palace

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

This massive palace was the primary royal residence of the Ottoman Empire for about 400 years between the 15th and 19th centuries. It is among the monuments contained within the “Historic Areas of Istanbul,” which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Palace is open every day except Tuesdays for tours.

Archeology Museum

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

Right next to the Topkapı Palace, you will find the Archeology Museum.Boasting a variety of historical artifacts from “Assos” to “Athens,” the museum houses the tomb of “Alexander the Great” and one ofthe first treaties ever written in history, the “Treaty of Kades.”This museum is open every day except for Mondays.

Dolmabahçe Palace

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

Dolmabahçe Palace is located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul on the coastline of Bosphorus. The Palace has served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Baroque art influences are seen throughout the place and this impressive construction is symmetrically built. Also, it is open every day except for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kapalı Çarşı (The Bazaar)

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

One could visit Istanbul for shopping alone. Starting from Kapalı Çarşı (The Bazaar) located in the old city is a wonderful place to begin this vibrant experience. The labyrinth of streets and alleys hosts more than 4,000 shops under the same roof.

Shopping

Local attractions near Tüyap Palas Hotel in Istanbul

Aside from The Bazaar, Istanbul is a very rich city in terms of shopping centers. Many of the city’s best shopping malls are within a 5- to 10-minute drive of the hotel.

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