Plaza Hotel Istanbul

Address: Balmumcu Mah. Barbaros Bulv. No:165 Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Besiktas area of Istanbul, is near Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi), Ortakoy, Leander's Tower (Kiz Kulesi), and Istanbul Cevahir.
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    Travel Blogs from Istanbul

    Old and new Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by evaclapham on Oct 16, 2014

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    ... the Byzantine era around 525AD and it covered the water needs of the Imperial Palace and other residents of the area with the water coming via aqueducts from a forest outside the city. It is a marvel of engineering and has been sometimes called the underground Palace. So impressive! We sometimes forget how clever people were in days gone by until we get to see something like this. By this time we were ready for some rest and ...

    Schrodinger's Cat

    A travel blog entry by martiniadventur on Sep 08, 2014


    ... having 3 of 4 shops per multi story building some with signs and some without...only to be found depending your level of personal GPS accreditation, as well as having free blue mosque entry, a rarity when it comes to sightseeing, with complimentary shawls for those not quite prepared rather than being turned away...then dotted with street vendors peddling tapestries of Jesus right next to Mohammed, or the mountains of sweets and baklava Turks can consume....or the ...

    There's no room at the inn

    A travel blog entry by yakking_mad on Jul 26, 2014

    ... been on the road for over 18 hours few rationale thoughts could be conjured by our minds. Hungry, tired and unable to feel our bum cheeks we stopped at the first food place that was open, this happened to be a dodgy looking Bulgarian truck stop. In the true manner of unfulfilled expectations the owner was more than happy to receive a group of foreign guests who weren't even truckers and despite not speaking any English himself. Much gesturing and miming later a ...

    Seeing the Major Highlights of Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by cjbishop on Apr 12, 2014

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    ... opened in 1616. It is still in active use and we had to time our visit in order to be allowed inside. By the way there are 3000 mosques in Istanbul, but this one is considered to be the most important. Interestingly Pope Benedict XVI visited and prayed at the mosque in 2006.

    The final attraction was for the shoppers in the group, the Grand Bazaar, first opened in 1455. It is hard to comprehend without actually experiencing it. It has over 4000 stores ...

    In Istanbul

    A travel blog entry by lisaknitter on Jan 12, 2014

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    ... t know whether it was because we were in a cathedral before Mass or because we were quieter or generally worse than we thought, but there was not a lot of audience reaction during and between the songs. They seemed to be a fairly respectful audience, however. Personally, I think it was amazing that we got to perform in a cathedral at all, regardless of how we sounded. I did feel like sometimes our blend and our tempo were both a bit off, but I think generally performed fairly ...