The Residence Gayrettepe

Rustu Bey Sok. No:2 Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, 34349, Turkey | 4 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Hippos in the Cistern

A travel blog entry by madanaki


... Water is sourced from a river 19km away, and a forest of 336 marble columns, most of which are decorated, support the structure. The droplets from the ceiling are said to be weeping for the hundreds of slaves who died in the construction.

There are two statues of Medusa at the base of two columns, that are placed upside down and sideways and noone's quite sure sure why. There are also a vast amount of coins in the pool donated by the tourists ...

My overview of Turkey!!

A travel blog entry by jazminebattle


... thing they had was for the women bathrooms in public it is called a Alaturka. It is literally just a whole in the ground, and I am guessing you are suppose to squat over it to use the bathroom. Anyways it freaked me out, so I never tried to figure out how it worked. One thing that I struggled with a lot in Turkey was the random steps that they had. Literally all around the city and in every buildings there were completely ...

Chora Church to Taksim Square

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc


... of 16.45 m at the base. The walls are 3.75 m thick. It was built in 1348 when the Genoese community was expanding. The city views were very good but unfortunately the control of people on the observation deck was terrible because they allowed people to move in both directions which meant it was almost impossible to move because the walkway is very narrow. From there we walked to Taksim Square which was the scene of the demonstrations several months ago. The long ...

Farewell Istanbul and Turkey

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

... at the check in counter. - a lovely young man chased after the old forgetful lady and returned it to me. Oh dear who needs to worry about stolen property when I leave it lying around.. Rest of the day spent travelling on Malaysian Airlines and being pampered. Delightful ...


A travel blog entry by kieran.layla


... middle of it. We walked through here to the Aya Sofya also known as the church of Devine wisdom. It's now a museum and had a very stunning interior.
The basilica cistern was a pleasant surprise. We were not entirely sure what it was as we were going in. As we walked in we had to walk down some stairs and we came to an opening with 336 marble and granite columns which are surrounded by water. It use to be used to store water to water one of ...

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This 4 star B&B, located in the Besiktas area of Istanbul, is near Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi), Leander's Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Istanbul Cevahir, and Byzas Tours.
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