VISITOR GUIDE

  • Istiklal Avenue

    Distance from hotel: 0 km
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    Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street is one of the most famous avenue in Istanbul. Located in the historic Beyoğlu(Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, 1.4 kilometers long, which houses boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, caffes, pubs, night dubs with live music, historical patiserries, chocolateries and restaurant

  • Cihangir

    Distance from hotel: 0.5 km
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    Cihangir is one of the neighborhoods of the Beyoğlu district in Istanbul. The neighborhood has many narrow streets, a park, and street cafes. It is located between Taksim Square and Kabataş. The name means "conqueror" in Turkish and, in turn, comes from the Persian compound word jahan+gir, meaning "conqueror of the world".

  • Galata Tower

    Distance from hotel: 1 km
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    Galata Tower is one of the world’s oldest tower in the year 528 and it was built by the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius as a lighthouse tower. Then, it was used as the fire observation tower. Today, the tower is used for touristic attractions. Balcony that surround the tower, is reached after passing through the restaurant on the top floor of the tower. Bosphorus and Golden Horn can be monitored from the panoramic balcony.

  • Pera Museum

    Distance from hotel: 0,8 km
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    Opened on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation. The aim of offering an outstanding range of diverse high quality culture and art services is as important today as when the Museum first opened its doors to the public.

  • St. Antoine Church

    Distance from hotel: 0,5 km
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    The Saint Antoine Church is located on Istiklal Street in Beyoglu. Its architect, Giulio Mongeri was born in Istanbul. The church was governed by Italian priests and is the greatest Catholic Church in Istanbul with the largest number of congregation. It is a beautiful sample of tolerance and religious acceptance.

  • Asmalı Mescit

    Distance from hotel: 0,7 km
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    Asmalı Mescid has been one of the most important stop of the nightlife in Beyoglu from the beginning of the 2000s. Everyone will be able to taste the numerous restaurants and bars in this area.

  • Galata Mevlevihanesi

    Distance from hotel: 0,5 km
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    The original name of The Galata Mevlevihanesi; after the conquest of Istanbul, it is the second Mevlevi tekke in the new capital of the Ottoman Empire in 1491. Mevlevihane was opened its doors to public in 1975. It is used as Divan Literature Museum. The second day’s and Friday’s of each month, The Sema Show held in this place. To continue with the connection between the past and the present.

  • Cicek Pasaji (Flower Passage)

    Distance from hotel: 0,2 km
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    Dominated with spectacular facade Cicek Pasaji is still the most attractive and most important entertainment venues in Beyoglu. Opening with the many flower shop, the passage became known as the Flower Passage. When the pubs was opened in the 1940s and draw crowd of the people, flower shops began to close their shops. In the late 1950s ‘’flower’’ remained as a commemorative name and the passage entirely changed to pubs.

  • Bosphorus

    Distance from hotel: 1 km
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    One of the most important symbols of Istanbul, the Bosphorus has a strategic significance in the whole world. Because of dividing across the Bosphorus, Istanbul is one of a small number of transcontinental cities in the World. The shores of the Bosphorus has hosted various civilizations throughout the history. In the Ottoman period mansions to the coast is the most distinguished examples of the architecture of the Bosphorus and over the years has become synonymous with the Bosphorus.

  • Dolmabahce Palace

    Distance from hotel: 3 km
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    Dolmabahce Palace located in the Besiktas district of Istanbul on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922, apart from a 22 year interval in which Yildiz Palace was used. Dolmabahce is the largest palace in Turkey. It has an area of 45.000 m2 and contains 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths and 68 toilets.

  • Topkapi Palace

    Distance from hotel: 3,4 km
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    After the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmed the Conqueror at 1453, construction of the Topkapi Palace was started at the year 1460 and completed at 1478. Palace was built upon a 700.000 m2 and it was the administrative, educational and art center of the Empire for nearly 400 years since Mehmed the Conqueror until Sultan Abdulmecid who is the thirty-first Sultan. After the establishment of the republic of Turkey, Topkapi Palace was transformed into a museum and it was also the first museum of the Republic of Turkey.

  • Modern Art Museum

    Distance from hotel: 3,4 km
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    Istanbul Modern Art Museum is a museum which deliver artictic creativity to the masses and share its cultural identity with the international art stage Collect the modern and comtemporary production with an international orientation, preserve, document and presents them for art-lover.

  • Basilica Cistern

    Distance from hotel: 3,5 km
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    Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, is the largest and oldest covered cistern. It was built to provide water for the nearby palaces during the reign of Justinian I. The total of the columns are 336. In 1984, during the big repairs were made, under the original brick floor and 2 column, Medusa head were uncovered. Walk around the inside of the cistern which was built thanks to the way, it has been possible. The charming atmosphere of the cistern from time to time, a variety of concerts and cultural events are held in.

  • Hagia Sophia Museum

    Distance from hotel: 3,6 km
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    The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been constructed three times in the same location. The church was the place in which rulers were crowned, and it was also the biggest operational cathedral in the city throughout the Byzantine period. Hagia Sophia remained a functioning church until May 29, 1453, when Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror entered triumphantly into the city of Constantinople. He was amazed at the beauty of the Hagia Sophia and immediately converted it into his imperial mosque. In 1934, under Turkish president Kemal Atatürk, Hagia Sofia was secularized and turned into the Ayasofya Museum.

  • Sultanahmet Mosque

    Distance from hotel : 3,6 km
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    Sultanahmet Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque fort he blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

    The Sultanahmet Mosque has one main dome, six minarets and eight secondary domes. The design is the culmination of two centuries of Ottoman mosque development. It incorporates some Byzantine Christian elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period.

  • Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market)

    Distance from hotel: 2,5 km
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    Egyptian Bazaar is one of the oldest covered bazaar which was built in 1660. The bazaar called as Egyptian because of taxes received from Cairo. Various spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots, nuts, natürel remedies are selling in the bazaar.

  • Grand Bazaar

    Distance from hotel: 3,3 km
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    The Grand Bazaar is situated in the centre of the Istanbul which is the largest and one of the oldest covered market. It was built in the 15th century by Conqueror Mehmed. With its 66 streets and 4.00 shops, it is unique center. Almost resembling the city, this site evolved and expanded in time. Although in the past, each store featured spesific professions, nowadays it has most beautiful examples of traditional Turkish art and hand made carpet, jewellery, Turkish silver and ceramic shops.

  • Beylerbeyi Palace

    Distance from hotel: 8,5 km
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    The palace completed in 1865, which was being used as summer palace for Sultans as well as used for hosting foreign guests. The palace had been converted into a museum and it is one of the most popular architecture of Anatolian Side. The garden of the palace decorated with trees, statues and pools. The lounge with the pool which is built for provide coolness stand out interior of the palace.

  • Maiden's Tower

    Distance from hotel: 14 km
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    The Maiden’s Tower which was built on the small islet on the Bosphorus, has various rumors about the subject of the legend. The tower which has become a symbol of Uskudar, was only remaining artifact from the Byzantine era. The tower used for collecting taxes from the commercial ships, defense, lantern, hospital of quarantines, radio station and many different purposes. After being republic, finally the tower used as a lighthouse. But nowadays it is used as a restaurant.

  • Ataturk International Airport

    Distance from hotel : 22,6 km
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    The Public Hotel is 30 – 45 minutes (20 km.) away from Ataturk International Airport located on the European side of Istanbul. Taxis are available 24 hours at the airport and the taxi transport to the hotel costs approximately 60 ₺.

    Alternatively, you can contact us for private transfer. This service is 115 ₺/one way. Please make a reservation beforehand for this service.

    The last stop of Havatas Airport Shuttle Service is 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel and Havatas provides this service from 04:00 am to 01:00 am everyhour on the hour for only 11 ₺. (If you do not have a heavy luggage, we would recommend you to benefit from this opportunity)

    You can also reach Taksim from the airport via E5 highway by following the road-signs by a private car.

  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport

    Distance from hotel : 43,4 km
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    Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is the second biggest airport in Istanbul located on the Anatolian side at Pendik/Kurtkoy. The Public Hotel is approximately 60 minutes (40,7 km.) away from this airport. The transport fee to the hotel by taxi is around 120 ₺.

    Alternatively, you can contact us for private transfer. This service is 235 ₺/one way. Please make a reservation beforehand for this service.

    The last stop of Havatas Airport Shuttle Service is 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel and Havatas provides this service from 03:30 am to 01:00 am everyhour on the hour for only 14 ₺. (If you do not have a heavy luggage, we would recommend you to benefit from this opportunity)

    You can also reach Taksim from the airport by a private car by following the road-signs via linking roads and TEM highway where there is almost no heavy traffic.

    Metro

    The closest metro stations to our hotel are “Taksim” and “Sishane”. Both station are walking distance to the hotel (500 – 600 meters)