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Ayasofya Museum 

(Hagia Sophia Museum)

The ancient Byzantine church, built by Justinian I between 532-537 AD after the Nika Riot, was later converted to a mosque withthe addition of minarets in mid-15th century.The remarkable structure with its 56m high immense dome is a museum todayin which you can see both Christian and Islami art. There are good examples of the Byzantine mosaics as well. For about 1000 years this was thelargest church in the world, and glory of the Byzantine Empire.

  • http://www.hagiasophia.com/

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 3 minutes by walking

  • The Museum is open in between 9.30-16.30 every day except Mondays

  • Entrance Fee : 25 TL

Topkapı Palace

The Topkapı Palace which has been the center of the state administration for nearly four centuries of the Ottoman Empire, is preparing to host the masterpieces of the Kremlin Palace.The exhibition that is named “Kremlin Palace Treasures are in the Topkapı Palace” is inviting all residents of Istanbul tobe witnesses of the great meeting of the two palaces.

  • http://www.topkapisarayi.gov.tr/

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 5 minutes by walking

  • The Museum is open in between 9.30-17.00 every day except Tuesdays

  • Entrance Fee : 25 TL (Harem section extra 15 TL)

The Istanbul Archaeological Museums, a museum affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is located in Istanbul’ Sultanahmet neighborhood, on the Osman Hamdi Bey slope connecting the Gülhane Park with the Topkapı Palace. Its name is plural, since there are three different museums under the same administration: The Archaeological museum, the Ancient Orientmuseum (Eski Şark Eserleri Müzesi) and Tiled Kiosk Museum (Çinili Köşk Müzesi).

  • http://www.istanbularkeoloji.gov.tr

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home ; 5-10 minutes by walking

  • The Museum is open in between 9.00-17.00 every day except Mondays , Entrance Fee : 10 TL

Also known as the Sunken Palace, it was used as the water reservoir for the Byzantine Great Palaceduring the reign of Justinian in 532. Inside the huge building, there is a few feet of water but wooden walkwayshave been built for visitors. There are 336 columns supporting a cathedral ceiling and some of them were taken from torn-down temples. The interior of the building has special dim lighting and classical music is played to create aneerie atmosphere.

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pot tery, spice,and carpet shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by the type of goods, with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelry and thelike. The bazaar contains two bedestens (domed masonry structures built for storage and safe keeping), the first of which was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The bazaar was vastly enlarged in the 16th century, during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and in 1894 underwent a major restoration following an earthquake.

Spice Market

(Egyptian Bazaar)

The Spice Bazaar is located next to the Flower Market on the banks of the Golden Horn called Makron and Envalos by the Byzantine and Eminönü by the Ottomans. The Spice Bazaar is one of the most characteristic places of Istanbul. Spice Bazaar which is one of the oldest covered bazaars of Istanbul is situated within the complex of Yeni Cami. The Yeni Cami complex which was commissioned by Safiye Sultan to be built and the construction of which started in the year 1591 was completed by Hatice Turhan Valide Sultan in the year1633.In the Bazaar which is famous for its herbalists currently dried fruits, delicatessen and various food staff besides conventional products such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, scarce plantroots and peels are sold. It is known that the spices sold here are in addition to their consumption as food staff, useful for the treatment of certain diseases. Lately an increase in the number of jeweleriy shops in the bazaar is being observed. Within the Spice Bazaar there are restaurants with a view over the Golden Horn and Galata Bridge as well.

The Chora Church is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. The church is situated in the western, Edirnekapı district of Istanbul. In the 16th century, the church was converted into a mosque by the Ottoman rulers, and it became a secularised museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes.

  • http://www.choramuseum.com

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 15 minutes by taxi

  • The Museum is open in between 9.00-17.00 every day except Mondays Entrance Fee : 15 TL

Dolmabahce Palace

The Dolmabahçe Palace was home to six sultans from 1856, when it was first inhabited, up until the abolition of the Caliphate in1924: The last royal to live here was Caliph Abdülmecid Efendi. Alaw that went into effect on March 3, 1924 transferred the ownership of the palace to the national heritage of the new Turkish Republic. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, used the palace as a presidential residence during the summers and enacted some of his most important works here. Atatürk spent the last days of his medical treatment in this palace, where he died on November 10,1938.

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 10-15 minutes by taxi

  • The Museum is open in between 9.00-16.00 every day except Mondays and Thursdays

  • Entrance Fees : Selamlık (Offical Part) 30TL / Harem (Privy Chambers) 20TL /Common Ticket for Both 40TL

Beylerleyi Palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830–1876) and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence anda place to entertain visiting heads of state. Empress Eugénie of France visited Beylerbeyi on her way to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and had her face slapped by the sultan’s mother for daring to enter the palace on the arm of Abdülaziz. (Despite her initial reception, Empress Eugénie of France was sodelighted by the elegance of the palace that she had a copy of the window in the guest room made for her bedroom in Tuileries Palace, in Paris.) Other regal visitors to the palace included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The palace was the last place of captivity of the deposed sultan Abdulhamid II from 1912 until his death there in 1918.

  • http://www.beylerbeyi.gov.tr

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 45 minutes by taxi

  • The Museum is open in between 9.00-15.00 every day except Mondays and Thursdays

  • Entrance Fees : Selamlık (Offical Part) 15TL / Harem (Privy Chambers) 10TL /Common Ticket for Both 20TL

Maiden’s Tower was first built by the ancient Athenian general Alcibiades in 408 BC to control the movements of the Persian ships in the Bosphorus strait. Back then the tower was located between the ancient cities of Byzantion and Chrysopolis. The tower was later enlarged and rebuilt as a fortress by the Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus in 1110 AD, and was restored and slightly modified several times by the Ottoman Turks, most significantly in 1509 and 1763. The most recent facelift was made in 1998. Steel supports were added around the ancient tower as a precaution after the 17 August 1999 earthquake. Used as a lighthouse forcenturies, the interior of the tower has been transformed into a popular café and restaurant, with an excellent view ofthe former Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman capital. Private boats make trips to the tower several times a day.

  • http://www.kizkulesi.com.tr/en

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 15 minutes by taxi and than a 10 minutes journey with boat

  • The Café and Restaurant are open in between 9.00-00.30 every day

Galata Tower has dominated Beyoğlu’s skyline since 1348 and still offers the best panoramic views of the city. Above, the Golden Horn, Seraglio Point and Old Istanbul as seen from Galata Tower (looking south). Originally named the Tower of Christ, it was the high point in the city walls of the Genoese colony called Galata. Most of the walls are long gone, but the great tower remains. Until the 1960s it was a fire lookout tower. Now the upper floors hold an uninteresting restaurant-nightclub,and a panorama balcony. The panorama balcony, encircling the highest row of windows, is narrow, open to the weather, and not recommended for anyone suffering from acrophobia (fear of heights). If you want the full effect, be here at the time of a call to prayer, preferably the sunset call. The balcony is open daily from 9 am to 5pm.

  • www.galatatower.net

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 15 minutes by taxi

  • Open daily from 09:00 to 17:00

  • Restaurant & Turkish Show from 20:00 to 00:30

The Prince’s Islands are composed of nine islands off the Asian coast of Istanbul, in the Sea of Marmara. There are regular passenger ferries and fast passenger ferries (sea bus) to the four of the islands from Kabatas and from Bostanci districts. Motor vehicles are not permitted on the islands except the ones belonging to local municipalityfor public works, so people walk or rent a bicycle or horse -drawn carriage, even a donkey. These are nice little islands where local people have their summer homes or go there for small beaches and for picnicking, or just to wonder around at the weekends. These four islands are known as Adalar (Islands) in general in Turkish and their namesare Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, and Kinaliada. There is also Sedefadasi which is not very popular as the otherones and very small settlement on it. There are no settlements on Hayirsizada, Sivriada and Yassiada, and Kasikada is aprivate island. The name of the islands come from the Byzantine period, when princes and empresses were exiled there. But during the Ottoman period, especially around 19th century with the use of steamboats, these islands became a popular resorts for Istanbul’s rich people, building their wooden houses. Jewish, Greek and Armenian communities were a large part of the inhabitants of the islands. Today, the islands are popular tourist destinations for daily excursions especially during summer months. There are many monasteries and historic buildings on the islands, besides Victorian style old wooden mansions.

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home Hotel; 1 hour by ferry.

Blue Mosque 

(Sultanahmet Mosque)

This 17th century mosque, near Haghia Sophia, is famous for the beautiful blue tile work ornamenting its walls. Its surrounding six slim minarets distinguish it from other mosques which normally have two or four minarets. It was built by architect Mehmet Aga by the order of Sultan Ahmed I as a complex in seven years and became the most important mosque of the city, right in Sultanahmet square.

  • Distance from Hotel Angel’s Home; 3 minutes by walking

  • Open Everday,

  • No entrance fee

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