The following lists provide an overview of attractions and destinations close to this Istanbul Old City hotel.
Built in the 19th century and situated in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, the Dolmabahce Place is touted as one of the most glamorous palaces in the world, and blends eclectic architectural elements from the Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical and Ottoman styles.
Great Palace Mosaic Museum
Located close to Sultanahmet Square at Arasta Bazaar, the museum houses 250-square-metres of preserved mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople and is estimated to have measured from 3,500 to 4,000 square metres in its original form.
Famous for its massive dome and said to have changed the history of architecture, the Hagia Sophia first served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, then a Roman Catholic cathedral, then a mosque, and then opened as a museum in 1935.
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums
This group of three museums - which includes the Archaeological Museum, Museum of the Ancient Orient and Museum of Islamic Art - is located near GÜlhane Park and Topkap? Palace and features over 1 million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history, with a particular emphasis on Turkish, Hellenistic and Roman artifacts.
Considered the heart of modern Istanbul, this major tourist and leisure district - located on the western or European side of Istanbul - is famed for its restaurants, shops, hotels, public events, the Monument of the Republic, and is an important hub for public transportation.
Topkapi Palace Museum
Among the monuments contained within the Historic Areas of Istanbul and described as one of the best examples of ensembles of palaces of the Ottoman period, the former primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 of their 624-year reign contains important holy relics of the Muslim world that include Muhammed's cloak and sword and is now a major tourist attraction.
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The largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul is located in the crowded EminönÜ district next to the Hagia Sophia, and was built to provide water for the city of Istanbul during the reign of Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century.
As the second largest imperial mosque complex to be built in Istanbul after the conquest of the city, one of the most impressive of the Ottoman mosques was completed in 1506 and included a madrassah, Turkish bath and primary school and today, is located in Beyazit Square next to Istanbul University, not far from the Grand Bazaar.
Officially named Freedom Square but known as Beyazit Square after the Bayezid II Mosque on one side of it, the largest square in the city was built in 393 AD during the reign of Theodosius I and today is the main entrance to Istanbul University and a popular spot to convene and people-watch.
Named for the Ottoman Ministry of War, this 85-metre tall fire-watch tower is located in the courtyard of Istanbul University's main campus on Beyazit Square on top of one of the "seven hills" which Constantine the Great had built following the model of Rome.
Also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, the cascading domes and six slender minarets of this incredible architectural achievement pays homage to the Sultan Ahmet I, who built this place of worship in the 17th century with the goal of surpassing the beauty of the Hagia Sophia, which stands next to it in Istanbul's main square.
Column of Constantine
Also called the Burnt Column, this Roman monumental column was constructed in the year 330 AD on the orders of the Roman emperor, Constantine the Great, and commemorates the declaration of Byzantium as the new capital city of the Roman Empire.
Column of Marcian
Dedicated to the Emperor Marcian and erected by Tatianus in the year 450, this Roman honorific column is located in the present-day Fatih district of Istanbul and close to the Wyndham Istanbul Old City hotel.
Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo)
Located in the heart of Istanbul, this state-of-the-art facility hosts a large number of events, trade fairs and exhibitions, and has parking for 7,500 vehicles.
Also known as the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, this is considered one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church - covered with fine mosaics and frescoes - and which was later converted into a mosque and then a museum in 1948.
Built in the year 1110, this tower is located on a small islet at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus Strait and has also been known as the Leander's Tower since the medieval Byzantine period.
TÜyap Adana International Fair and Congress Center
Situated in the heart of Cukurova - known for its rich agricultural land - this 42,000-square-metre facility in Istanbul is a significant meeting point for international agriculture, industry and trade and hosts dozens of major events every year.
World Trade Center Istanbul IFM
Boasting 120 acres of space, this world-renowned facility is located next to Atatürk International Airport, has a subway station and parking for 6,000 cars, and hosts hundreds of events every year.
Known as one of Turkey's best known fashion authorities, GIZIA upscale shops feature chic, sophisticated style, and haute couture quality clothing and accessories for discerning female shoppers.
Located inside the walled city of Istanbul in the district of Fatih, the largest and oldest covered market in the world features 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.
Historia Fatih Shopping and Life Centre
Blending fashion with the beautiful history of the peninsula, this lifestyle and shopping center features dozens of upscale shops, open-air cafés, movie theaters, services, playgrounds, events, concerts, duty-free shopping and even a small mosque.
- American Hospital, Istanbul
- Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul
- Assos Diamond
- Dosso Dossi Fashion Show
- Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) - 13 km
- Istanbul University
- Pozitif Live
- Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) - 32 km
- Zen Diamond Head Office