Faros Hotel Taksim

Taksim Caddesi, No 55, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Exploring Istanbul - Day one

A travel blog entry by leonajim on Mar 31, 2014

28 photos

... pans...

Not much further down was the Spice Bazaar. The amazing displays of spices was just so colourful - a riot of colour. It looked awesome and was wonderful to wander through. We enjoyed some taste testing of the specialty - Lokum or Turkish Delight. Nothing like we have tried before and just Yum!

This bustling marketplace was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex, with rents from the shops going to support the upkeep of the mosque ...

Leaving the West Behind

A travel blog entry by benstevens on Mar 13, 2014

1 comment, 33 photos

... and murky halls.

As breathtaking as the Basilica Cistern had been however, I was just as astonished by Ayasofya. It was possibly the most beautiful place of worship I’d ever seen. Originally built in the fourth century before being burned down twice, this third version was built in the sixth century to almost exactly match the first. At some point in the Roman/Ottoman rule it was (as all the nicest places seem to be) converted to a Catholic church, before being turned ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by donnaleet on Dec 03, 2013

1 comment, 2 photos

... The remnants of the hippodrome, where horse racing took place, is nearby. All that remains is a cobblestone oval. We also went down into the underground Basilica Cistern, built in the 6th Century.

  • This city is quite a contrast from North America where buildings are so much more recent.
  • This evening we are off to the airport for a flight to Jo'burg, where we will meet up with our Aussie friends and hopefully find warmer ...

  • Lots o' photoshop

    A travel blog entry by dzamore on Aug 13, 2013

    1 comment, 7 photos

    ... I had a lot of trouble and Izzet's assistants helped me, it's really very complicated.

    Izzet came in and helped me as well. After a while, he left and we left. We headed to Ortakoy, a neighborhood on the Bosporus. We had heard about it on the Bosporus tour - the recording said it was full of jazz clubs and galleries. I don't know if we were too late for galleries, too early for jazz clubs or there was some confision ...

    Ramadan in Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Jul 31, 2013

    47 photos

    ... among the throngs of picnicking families. It was the last day of Ramadan and especially busy. We joined a scrum pushing its way into the Blue Mosque but it became so packed that we did not attempt to get into the main mosque.



    Local Areas of Sultanhamet

    Junko and Hiro found a package tour to Cappadocia and left us for a few days. We had visited before and weren't interested in going back ...

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    Location

    This 4 star hotel, located in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, is near Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), Sultanahmet District, Mosaic Museum, and Ibrahim Pasa Palace (Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts).
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      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding