Constantine the Great (r 324–37) built Binbirdirek in AD 330. During Ottoman times it was converted into a han (caravanserai) for silk...
There’s no Ottoman ambiance on offer at the shabby spa centre of this hotel just off Divan Yolu, but all treatments are private, meaning...
The international tour company Intrepid offers a program of city tours including a popular four-hour guided walk around Sultanahmet and...
Türk Ocaği Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi İktisadi İşletmesi Çay Bahçesi
Tucked into the rear right-hand corner of a shady courtyard filled with Ottoman tombs, this enormously popular tea garden is a perfect...
Strategically located on the main drag between Aya Sofya Meydanı and the Grand Bazaar, Çiğdem has been serving locals since 1961 and is...
Lonely Planet review
These twin shops near the Sultanahmet tram stop offer a modest range of English-language fiction and a more impressive selection of books about İstanbul and Turkey. The second, smaller, shop is on the opposite side of the road half a block closer to Aya Sofya.