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It's in Istanbul, a popular destination that is home to 11,200,000 residents. If you're landing at Ataturk International Airport, head 8 miles east to reach Old City. Then, when you're ready to head for the city, it'll be just 0.5 miles away.
Become familiar with the area by visiting some close by tourist sites. At the top of every visitor's list should be Galip Pasa Cami and Akasya Acibadem Shopping Center. Sariyer Art Playhouse and Adile Sultan Kasri are also worth trying. Another idea is to head down to a nearby community, such as Cagaloglu or Sirkeci.
Topkapi Palace has to be one of the country's most recognized sights, and it's just 0.5 miles away.
The Istanbul city center is home to top-notch sites, including Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Cagaloglu Hamami. You might also like to check out Cemberlitas Bath and Spice Bazaar.
Sulemaniye Bath, Bomontiada, Cicek Pasaji and Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam are perfect for those traveling without the kids.
Deepen your knowledge of the area at Sanatorium Gallery, Basilica Cistern, Taksim Republic Art Gallery and Akbank Culture and Arts Centre. These cultural sites are top picks!
Set aside some time to examine the artworks at SALT Galata, Mosaic Museum, Le Arts Turcs and Turkish and Islamic Art Museum. Learn something about the artists or simply take five in the tranquil surroundings.
Stroll around the excellent displays and see if you can hop on a guided tour at Naval Museum, Mixer, Masumiyet Muzesi and Dogancay Museum.
Tiyatro Alkis, Duru Tiyatro, Ak'la Kara Tiyatro and Mujdat Gezen Tiyatrosu are known for putting on a range of performances. It's wise to pre-book your passes.
Camlica Hill and Piyer Loti are some great places to slow down and enjoy a warm day.
Omer Avni Parki, Taksim Park, Sanatkarlar Parki and Seferikoz Parki are pleasant city parks. Go for a wander or just relax on the green lawns.
Have a cup of coffee and then look for some sweet deals at Tepe Nautilus Shopping Center, Astoria Istanbul Shopping Center, Demiroren Istiklal and Galatasaray Fish Market.
Istanbul Presbyterian Church, Surp Takavor Church, Yildiz Chalet and Maiden's Tower can give you a vision of the past.
Places of worship, such as Bodrum Mosque, Sultan Selim Mosque, Church of St Mary of the Mongols and Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, can provide you with a deeper understanding of the region. Relax in the peaceful atmosphere and take a little time to ponder.
Old City is considered a worthwhile destination, with no less than 1237 Old City lodging options to choose from on Expedia.
The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, at Ciragan Cad. No. 28, and the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, at Sinanpasa Mah, Hayrettin Iskelesi Sok are two of the higher-end lodgings in Old City. Stay at either and you'll be guaranteed to have the nicest guest amenities and hotel features in town. If those don't suit, check out the Lion Hotel, at Lamartin Caddesi No:41 Taksim, and the Taksim Premium Hotel, at Kuloglu Mahallesi Yenicarsi Cad. No:5, two more budget-friendly options.
Topkapi Palace is a must-see for visitors to Old City, and staying within easy walking distance is a good way to ensure you get the chance to fully appreciate it. The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet can be found just 0.4 miles away. Another convenient option is the GLK PREMIER Acropol Suites & Spa.
Located in Old City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque and Cemberlitas Bath are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, and Cagaloglu Hamami. Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Little Hagia Sophia, Mosaic Museum and Turkish and Islamic Art Museum. Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia are also within 15 minutes.
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Cagaloglu Hamami. Hippodrome and Blue Mosque are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is steps away from Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Old City, this romantic hotel is steps away from Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Old City, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mosaic Museum, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Hagia Irene and Basilica Cistern are also within 10 minutes.