BEST WESTERN Saint Sophia Hotel

Alemdar Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Reflections of 3 Months as a Pilgrim

A travel blog entry by pilgrimthomas


In awe I sit
In the Presence
Of my Beloved
In the embrace
Spirit Consoled
In the embrace
Soul inflamed
Of my Beloved
The silence
Of my Beloved
In the Presence
In awe I sit

Humbly, I see the Providence of God guided me to this day.

April 6th …

Last day in Europe -- Gateway to the Orient

A travel blog entry by silo


Silo stayed here on Sep 12, 2009 during their trip titled: Grand tour through Turkey.

Day 3-Making of a tiger

A travel blog entry by rbobski


... in some disrepair (thanks to the plundering of the Crusades) but we would be too if we were that old. Then on to the underground cisterns, an engineering feat borrowed from the forward thinking Romans. Modern Turks didn't realize cisterns were even there buried under the city until a Dutchman figured it out just 30 yrs ago. Not sure how that slipped by. Looked Medusa in the eye. Fortunately didn't turn to stone. Alan feeling ...

Sailing into Istanbul

A travel blog entry by janehudon


... its large quantities of exquisite İznik tiles, set in a very wide variety of beautiful floral and geometric designs. These tiles exhibit the early use of a tomato-red color that would become characteristic of İznik pottery.

Our next stop was the Basilica Cistern which we had visited before.The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the ...

All Good Things...

A travel blog entry by mjanesmith


... affront was dealt with most expediently by adding a seventh minaret to Mecca.

The mosque is gorgeous outside and inside.
Each of those minarets has two or three balconies and I never found out what they're used for.

Inside the underside of the domes are painted. They used to be stained glass windows but I guess 17th century stained glass didn't hold up. This mosque was designed with over 250 windows. ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Bindirdirek Cistern, Gulhane Park, Kapah Carsi, and Hippodrome (Atmeydani).
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