Blackbird Hotel

Address: Gencturk Cad. No:51-53 Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, 34740, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Kemalpa?a area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Istanbul University, and Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii).
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    Travel Blogs from Istanbul

    In Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by jmatczak on Sep 06, 2015

    4 comments, 7 photos

    ... to be found. Either they are sleeping, boozing it up, or both. And really, can you blame them? The one saving grace is that I was able to watch Grand Budapest Hotel before dinner was served. Tonight it was chicken and pasta, and for airline food, wasn't too bad. I was so tired after dinner that I fell asleep before my tray was taken. I did sleep for a bit and now we are about 3 hours away. Since i can't watch anything, I decided to plug in my iPhone and write. Hey, I ...


    A travel blog entry by janerob55 on Jul 18, 2015

    16 photos

    ... Gate into the First Court, which is known as the Court of the Janissaries or the Parade Court. On your left is the Byzantine church of Hagia Eirene, more commonly known as Aya İrini . it was commissioned by Justinian in the 540's It was used as an arsenal but we did not go inside. We walked up the path to the second court . The Middle Gate (Ortakapı or Bab-üs Selâm) leads to the palace’s Second Court. Today it is the main entrance ...

    Election Time

    A travel blog entry by jo_derecki on May 24, 2015

    1 comment, 11 photos

    ... someone afterwards and he mentioned that they were protesting that the Hagia Sofiya (or Ayasofiya) be turned back into a mosque for prayer. Over the years the Ayasofiya has been changed from a mosque, to a church, and now the present leader has turned it into a museum. It's interesting having a look inside where there's Arabic writing and decorations, right next to mosaics of Jesus. The guy I was talking to mentioned that the Blue ...

    The Best Laid Plans Change

    A travel blog entry by samcohon on Feb 01, 2015

    3 comments, 12 photos

    ... any areas that don’t have either a national church or a specifically designated Metropolitan are also under the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

    The service itself was fascinating. I don’t recall ever having attended a full Orthodox service before, although I had been to interfaith services in which Greek Orthodox clergy participated. I learned something about the Greek cantor tradition many years ago when I was doing my cantorial training—I had ...


    A travel blog entry by helenbond1953 on Sep 22, 2014

    6 comments, 15 photos

    ... Agia Sofia, Sultanamet Mosque ( Blue Mosque) Topkapi Palace all with a long history, and the skyline of ancient minarets, domes and towers. At regular intervals there is the call to prayer of the Imman echoing across the city as well as the exotic enticing smells of the spice market and the noise and banter of the Grand Bazaar. I also loved the simple things like men serving tea in glass curved cups on special trays, our Turkish breakfast of olives, ...