Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts
This Ottoman palace was built in 1524 for İbrahim Paşa, childhood friend, brother-in-law and grand vizier of Süleyman the Magnificent....
The Byzantine Emperors loved nothing more than an afternoon at the chariot races, and this rectangular arena alongside Sultanahmet Park...
Obelisk of Theodosius
In the centre of the Hippodrome, this immaculately preserved pink granite obelisk was carved in Egypt during the reign of Thutmose III...
Part of a small local chain, this is a convenient place to grab a pide or kebap en route between the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The...
Müzenin Kahvesi information
Head to the stylish cafe/laboratory in the courtyard of the Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts for the best Turkish coffee on the Historic Peninsula. Afficionados can sign up for a 30-minute 'Treasures of Turkey' coffee experience (TL20) that demonstrates roasting, grinding, brewing and service techniques and includes – naturally – a cup of the stuff in question. Bookings essential.