Grand Hotel Gulsoy

Sehzadebasi Cad. No:17 Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, 34134, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Gallipoli

A travel blog entry by anthonygoodwin on Jun 09, 2014

2 comments, 18 photos

Sunday 8th June After a very good breakfast at the rooftop terrace of the hotel we walked around Sultanahmet getting our bearings. At the entrance to Topkapi we decided that visiting it would be an all-day affair. We then passed Ayasofia and visited some of the burial tombs of sultans and their families. We had to take our shoes off to go in. We then headed towards the Blue Mosque and back to the hotel to wait for John and Cornelia. Meeting them was a happy event after four years. ...


A travel blog entry by jessicaalice on Jun 05, 2014

5 photos

... impressive, and very beautiful, it was built back in 1609! They clear the mosque of visitors when it comes to prayer time. It was a very peaceful place. After the tranquility of the mosque, we headed for the havoc that was the 'Grand Bazaar' and oh my was it grand. We well and truly got lost in the alleys of shop sellers trying to send us home with rugs, lanterns, tiles and tea. Turkish tea is a big thing here, there were tea boys running up and down with the ...

Day 2- The Staff of Moses???

A travel blog entry by joshua.anoff on Jan 13, 2014

10 photos

... information about the mosque, Islam, and Turkey while we were inside. We learned that the tulip is the flower of Turkey, and therefor many of the patterns that decorate the inside of many holy buildings consist of flowery, tulip like patterns. In the Blue Mosque, there are 260 stained glass windows and in every mosque, there are two very specific sections. The first is the Mihrab, which is something resembling a shrine. The Mihrab acts as a kible, which is essentially ...

Turkey - Istanbul

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Oct 01, 2013

1 comment, 132 photos

... strong nightmares and depressions. You should take it one week prior the arrival and then keep taking it just once a week. It’s less expensive than Malaron.

  • Doxycycline: It doesn’t have so many side effects; however, it can cause problems for girls who take birth control pills since it can lower their effect. You should take it 1 or 2 days prior arrival, after that once a day. It’s the cheapest option.
After getting all the ...

Istanbul revisited

A travel blog entry by nuraini_hamid on Sep 19, 2013

227 photos

... Christianity converted into a mosque. In 1935, the first Turkish President and founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, transformed the building into a museum.

From Hagia Sofia, we then walked to Topkapi Palace. The Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. It was originally called the New Palace ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Sisli area of Istanbul, is near Galata Bridge, Troy (Truva), Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri), and Bebek.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good