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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is among the monuments contained within the "Historic Areas of Istanbul", which became is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction of the palace began in 1459, with major renovations after the 1509 earthquake and the 1665 fire. After the 17th century the Topkapı Palace gradually lost its importance as the sultans preferred to spend more time in their new palaces along the Bosphorus. In ...
Today's plan is to hit back to Sultanahmet and the Blue Mosque. But the first mission is to search the street of Galata for Street Art. I succeed finding only one piece, maybe the other pieces has been destructed along the way. Galata area is known for its narrow streets, small designer shops and an bohemian atmosphere. At the square the Galata tower was once the highest building, which can be spotted from afar in the horizon. The tower is marking the ...
... of the rest of the city. From their website: "This is NOT your average tour! We’d rather show you the real Istanbul... Circle Istanbul is a 360° insider’s look at the world’s most complex city. Spend all day away from the tour buses and crowds, and experience Istanbul from the city docks, doorsteps, cafes, hilltops and sidewalks. This is Istanbul from every authentic angle." From 8:30 am to ...
... and we looked out into the garden, fountain and all and there was the band! In they marched-drummers, horn blowers and singers- all done up in the traditional uniforms, and every one of them with a moustache!
It was great.
We found a super place to eat on the way home- tried artichoke salad and a plate of various dolma des, and couldn't resist some cake. Yum....
It was a really good day to end our visit to Istanbul.
Having finished early today and with most places closed for the holidays the last stop I planned on making was to a Turkish bath next to my hotel. I'd checked prices yesterday and they were better at 18 TL ($9) compared to 80 Euros for the tourist bath house