Established in 2002, this culinary school has changed hands but is still cooking up a storm under its Turkish-Italian ownership....
This historic arcade of shops was once part of the külliye (mosque complex) of the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii). Mosques built by...
Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I
The türbe (tomb) of Sultan Ahmet I, the Blue Mosque’s great patron, is on the north side of the mosque facing Sultanahmet Park. Ahmet,...
Derviş Aile Çay Bahçesi
Superbly located directly opposite the Blue Mosque, the Derviş beckons patrons with its comfortable cane chairs and shady trees....
Sofa Cafe Restaurant
Candlelit tables beckon patrons into this cosy and laid-back bar-restaurant, which has a roof terrace open in summer. The food is...
Arasta Bazaar, cnr Dalbastı & Torun Sokaks · interesting places nearby
Cafe Meşale information
Located in a sunken courtyard behind the Blue Mosque, Meşale is a tourist trap par excellence, but still has loads of charm. Generations of backpackers have joined locals in claiming one of its cushioned benches and enjoying a tea and nargile. It has sporadic live Turkish music and a bustling vibe in the evening.