Cumbali Luxury Boutique Hotel

Cumhuriyet Mah. Tavukcu Fethi Sok. No:31 Osmanbey, Sisli, Istanbul, 34380, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Hippos in the Cistern

A travel blog entry by madanaki on May 24, 2014

1 comment, 12 photos

... 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 ...

Day 5: Final Hours in Turkey

A travel blog entry by arthurbiddle on Jan 16, 2014

5 photos

... years when the city was Constantinople and also the meanings of the different structures within the main sanctuary. My favorite part was learning about the different figures of the Bible who were depicted on the walls. Some of these included St. John the Baptist, Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

The group's last day in Turkey ended perfectly. The country truly taught us all new facts about its history and ...

If only

A travel blog entry by turkey2013 on Sep 18, 2013

1 comment, 9 photos

"If only we could hear each others prayers, it would relieve God of a great burden......"one of my favorite quotes, and one that comes to mind here as the kids ask so many questions about what they see and hear around them...."why do they have to pray five times a day", "what is the song coming out of the speakers", "why are they praying like that on the ground", "why do ...

Istanbul - Mosques and More

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc on Sep 12, 2013

1 comment, 41 photos

... and was the third Church of Holy Wisdom to occupy the site. At the time of the conversion to a mosque many of the mosaics were plastered over and religious artifacts removed. Praying is now forbidden because of the museum status. The Basilica Cistern built by Justinian in 532 is a massive underground feature which was designed to hold 80,000 cubic meters of water and was connected to 20 km of aqueducts. It is 65 m wide and 143 m long ...

Istanbul Part II

A travel blog entry by fiskm2013 on Jul 25, 2013

3 photos

... all those people! We arrived at the airport at 8:00, panicked because we thought we left at 8:05. Domestic departures in this huge airport was surprisingly smooth, and we found Les and Willy with plenty of time to spare. Whew! Another glitch averted! Istanbul is bustling. There is definitely something for everyone there. Not being city girls at all, we are glad we visited, but are much more excited to spend time in the smaller rural areas. Off to ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Sisli area of Istanbul, is near Galata Bridge, Istanbul Cevahir, Byzas Tours, and Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri).
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