Istanbul’s nightlife varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, and the offers something for everyone. From acoustic music in underground taverns to European-style bistro bars to chilled-out rooftop […]
If you are planning a trip to the unequivocal convergence of cultures that is modern Istanbul, consider staying at the Hotel Büyük Keban. We are a centrally located, friendly and completely renovated hotel in the heart of the city. While staying with us, make sure to visit the landmark Süleymaniye Mosque just a five- to ten-minute walk away - it’s an architectural and historical highlight you simply can’t miss! Visitors of all faiths and denominations are welcome and encouraged to visit - just remember to dress respectfully.
Istanbul’s Blue Mosque is without a doubt one of the city’s finest examples of Islamic architecture. Also known as Sultanahmet Mosque, visitors are curious as to why it was colorfully nicknamed the Blue Mosque. Curiosity peaks when they approach the mosque, and to their dismay, they do not see even a hint of blue from the outside. As puzzled as they may be at that moment, it all makes sense when they walk inside and the spectacular blue tiles grab their attention.
Ready for your trip to Istanbul? With a city so rich in history and culture, you may not be quite as ready as you think. If you’re looking to truly make the most of your stay, you will need to narrow down a list of sights and set a schedule before you set foot in our city as it’s easy to side tracked. Struggling to pick from our never ending list? We’ve got you.
Thinking of visiting Istanbul? Istanbul’s long list of spectacular sights can be quite overwhelming for even the most eager of globe trotters. The city is just so rich in history and culture that it’s often difficult for tourists to narrow down and prioritize places of interest. You’ve most likely already stumbled across the Blue Mosque while you’ve been Googling what to do in our beautiful city. While we do rank it highly on our must see list, there’s a few interesting facts about this marvelous architectural design that we’d like to share with you first.