The following lists provide an overview of attractions and destinations close to this Istanbul Petek 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.
Situated in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, this medieval stone tower - called Christea Turris by the Genoese - was constructed in 1348, was the tallest structure in the city for centuries, and its upper balcony offers 360-degree views of the city.
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.
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, this cistern was built by Emperor Justinian in 532 to provide water for the city of Istanbul during his reign, and is located in the crowded Eminönü district of Istanbul next to the Hagia Sophia.
Church of St. George
The principal Greek Orthodox cathedral still in use in Istanbul, this church is also the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the senior patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church, and is recognized as the spiritual leader of the world's Eastern Orthodox Christians.
Touted as one of the leading aquariums in the world, this newly built and highly-rated facility takes visitors on an interactive journey from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean, introducing them to over 1,500 species and 15,000 land and sea creatures along the way.
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.
The first public aquarium in Turkey features interactive exhibits, over 10,000 sea creatures, and the Turkuazoo Diving Centre which lets visitors dive with sharks, and in addition to being a major tourist attraction for Istanbul, is also a center for marine research and conservation.
Tüyap Adana International Fair and Congress Center
Situated in the heart of Cukurova - known for its rich agricultural land - this 42,000 square meter 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.
City Nisantasi Shopping Mall
This lifestyle center features 150 locally and internationally branded retailers including the Gap, Calvin Klein, D&G, DKNY Jeans, as well as cafés, restaurants and cinemas.
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.
Tucked away in the Asian side of Istanbul, the official antique market - Kadiköy Antikacilar Çarsisi - is housed inside a large building on Moda Caddesi, and the bazaar is surrounded by side streets that are also bursting with antique shops.
With two locations in Istanbul, this big-box retailer is a favorite among locals, offering everything from food to clothes to cosmetics at discount prices.
Built in the 1660's and situated in Fatih in the neighborhood of Eminönü, the Spice Bazaar is Istanbul's second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar and features 88 vaulted rooms, with vendors that sell everything from nuts to soaps to dried fruits.
With a combined capacity of 700 boats, AtakÖy Marina offers upscale facilities including a heliport, restaurants, Wi-Fi, a shopping mall, swimming, sunbathing and more.
Atatürk Olympic Stadium
Situated in the western outskirts of Istanbul, this 76,092 seat facility is the largest-capacity stadium in Turkey and is home to the ?stanbul BB football club.
Istanbul Golf Club
The fourth oldest golf club in Europe and the oldest golf in Turkey first opened in 1895 and is a 9-hole, 65-par course located between the Yeni Levent and Maslak neighborhoods.
Sinan Erdem Spor Salonu (Sports Center)
Formerly known as the AtakÖy Dome and located on the European side of Istanbul, this 22,500-seat indoor arena - Turkey's largest multi-purpose indoor venue - hosts the Turkish national basketball team, tennis tournaments and concerts.
Veliefendi Hipodrumo (Veliefendi Race Course)
Turkey's oldest and largest horse racing track has been hosting the prestigious Turkish Oaks Gazi Race since 1927 and the Prime Minister's Race since 1951, seats 7,600 people, and also features a museum, exhibition hall, racehorse hospital and social and recreational facilities.
- American Hospital, Istanbul
- Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul
- Bagdat Caddesi (Bagdat Avenue)
- International Hospital Istanbul
- Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) - 4.5 km
- Klassis Golf & Country Club
- Küçükçekmece Lake
- Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi)
- Neve Shalom Synagogue
- Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) - 66 km
- The Saint Antoine Church