Ararat Hotel

Torun Sok. No:3 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Another brilliant day in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane


... frenetic obstacles.

I made a slightly later start this morning. First destination: The Blue Mosque. I remember so vividly washing my feet all those year ago and walking barefoot. The Blue Mosque is so impressive with all its domes and its distinctive six minarets. Inside, it is especially impressive. The place was packed with tourists. I was amongst hundreds. I would love to sit in there when it is empty. ...

The Road to Dubrovnik

A travel blog entry by niftymarsie


... to order prior! First thing today .... well we have a little sleep in ... is to walk to "Komin", an out of the way Kobona on the peninsula. Yes, they do cook a Peka so we book in! Hop on the bus and back into town to wander the "old town". Impressed with the likes of St Ignatius Church and the Jesuit College next door. Not to mention the Serbian Orthodox Church, representing the eastern church, a totally different look and feel. Share some pizza together before heading back ...

Exploring the main sites in Sultanahmet

A travel blog entry by bbordignon


... Luckily for us, the rain stopped by mid-morning and we were on our way. First stop... the Sultanahmet Mosque.

The Sultanahmet Mosque (commonly referred to as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles surrounding the interior walls), was built between 1609 and 1616 under the rule of Ahmed I. It continues to operate as a mosque today, so visiting times for non-worshipers are restricted to non-prayer hours. Next to the ...

Istanbul (Constantinople) by Day

A travel blog entry by keithandialaska


... were all ravenous. Lunch was included in the tour, but the tricky part is that the venue was on the other side of a narrow street where the marathon runners were coming in. Undeterred (a schedule is a schedule after all and she was a woman on a mission) and talking loudly in ?Turkish and gesticulating to the crowd controllers, our guide , sign aloft lead the group pushing and shoving against the oncoming crowd across the road, as soon as she spied a gap between marathon runners. ...


A travel blog entry by cartermalloy


... food. So first things first, we found a cool little neighborhood in the New City that specialized in burgers and devoured them (first meat in weeks). We spent the next few days enjoying the history in and around the Old City, including Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and Spice Bazaar. We tried ...

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