This historic arcade of shops was once part of the külliye (mosque complex) of the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii). Mosques built by...
Museum of Great Palace Mosaics
When archaeologists from the University of Ankara and Scotland's University of St Andrews excavated around the nearby Arasta Bazaar in...
This plain-looking mosque is one of the city's oldest, built in 1464 for Akbıyık Muhyiddin Efendi, a statesman under Mehmet II.
Located in a sunken courtyard behind the Blue Mosque, Meşale is a tourist trap par excellence, but still has loads of charm....
One of the Sultanahmet area's best dining experiences, this hybrid cooking-school–restaurant serves a set four- or five-course menu of...
Akbıyık Caddesi 72a · interesting places nearby
Cooking Alaturka information
Established in 2002, this culinary school has changed hands but is still cooking up a storm under its Turkish-Italian ownership. Suitable for both novices and experienced cooks, its convivial 2½-hour classes give a great introduction to Turkish cuisine, from classic meze to Ottoman dishes such as Circassian chicken. The delicious results are enjoyed over a meal in the school's restaurant .