Laleli is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. Laleli's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Istanbul area.
Sightseeing around Laleli
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Browse the collections at Museum of Turkish Calligraphic Art, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, or Le Arts Turcs. The local culture at Hagia Sophia, Mosaic Museum, and Schneidertempel Art Center might be just what you're looking for. Monuments like Sehzade Mosque, Valens Aqueduct, and Vefa Kilise Mosque honor the area. Learn about the local history at Bodrum Mosque, Beyazit Bath, and Sulemaniye Bath. Create some family memories at Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam, TurkuaZoo, and Miniaturk.
Shopping, swimming, and being pampered at a spa are a few popular activities in the area. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Gulhane Park, Taksim Gezi Park, or Macka Park. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Historia Fatih Shopping Centre, Grand Bazaar, and Kumkapi Fish Market. A visit to Yenikapi Seabus Port, Spice Bazaar, or Eminonu Pier won't disappoint either.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Suleymaniye Mosque, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern. Istanbul University, Column of Marcian, and Beyazit Square are other top spots to see.
Getting around Laleli
Ready to get out and explore the city? Aksaray Tram Station is the closest metro station. You can inquire about options for water travel at the marina.
Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) is the closest major airport, 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from Laleli. The next closest airport is Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), located 19.8 miles (31.9 km) away.