Set in a lovely quiet corner of Sultanahmet, the Tashkonak Hotel is nevertheless just a short walk to the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome as well as other sights in the area. While the hotel is clean, the décor looks like it could use updating and it feels a little tired around the edges. The hotel has a nice garden ...
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The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square), with only a few fragments of the original structure surviving. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (horse), and dromos (path or way). Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in ...Popular withHistoryLocalOutdoor
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This very beautiful obelisk is in the center on the Sultanamet District only a short walk from the main square. The obelisk taken from Egypt marked on end of the chariot course that use to stand here.Popular withHistoryLocalDesign
- 50.16 mi0.16 mi from Tashkonak Hotel11 reviews
The Valens Aqueduct is a Roman aqueduct which was the major water-providing system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). Completed by the Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD, it was restored by several Ottoman Sultans, and is one of the most important landmarks of the city.Popular withHistoryDesignLocal
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These walls stood for over a thousands years and were only breached once. The Arabs, Russians, Bulgarians and even Attila the Hun tried and failed. The Fourth Crusade only succeeded by using the masts of their ships to go over the shorter walls lining the Golden Horn and the Turks needed the largest cannons the world had ever seen to ...Popular withHistoryLocalBackpackers
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Bosphorus is а magic place, this is natural canal, which connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and is natural border between Asia and European part of Istanbul. Bosphorus offers great views from and to the lighted bridges, also amazing night views to the lighted Istanbul and mosques. Mystic, exotic, sense of history, sea water and waves - ...Popular withOutdoorLocalHistory
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The Islamic Art Museum does not get enough visitors even though it's located right on the Hippodrome and costs only a few Lira to get in. The main exhibits are textiles and ceramics, two art forms at which the Turks excel. If you've never been to an Islamic art exhibit, you'll be amazed at how intricate and eye catching the ...Popular withDesignHistoryLocal
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This is the most random part of Istanbul's public-transport network, and to be honest, I was nerdy enough to make up some random excuse to ride it--it's not like it fits in really logically with major sightseeing. But you get to ride a little gondola across a gorge filled with trees--in the middle of the city! Talk about cheap thrills...Popular withFamiliesOutdoorGreen
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I've rarely gone back to recommend a "souvenir shop" - but in this case I'm making the effort. In a city where bargaining is non-stop (and can be quite fun!) it was a relief to find a shop where fair prices were on display and pressure to buy was nil. The three people who were in and outside of the ...
- 150.13 mi0.13 mi from Tashkonak Hotel1 review
The fresh fish have their red gills turned inside out to prove it, and a few places will cook the fish for you right there. Stop off for a cheap but delicious plate of calamari.Popular withLocalFoodies
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The Sultanahmet Complex is one of the greatest complexes in Istanbul. It is located in front of the Hagia Sophia, in the Sultanahmet Square. The architect of the complex is Sedefkar Mehmed Aga, who was appointed the head architect after Sinan, the most famous architect's death. Construction began with a big ceremony in 1609, and it was completed in 1616. ...
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The Arasta is a bazaar where handcraft products are sold. The Arasta Bazaar is located directly behind the Blue Mosque, on the north side of Torun Street. There are more than seventy stores in the bazaar. It is also known as the "Sipahi Çarşısı" in Turkish because the needs of the Sipahi (the name of an Ottoman cavalry corps) were ...