No matter what time of the year you come to Istanbul, there is so much to do and we can promise you that you will come away filled with some of the best experiences you will ever have as you fill yourselves with the great history of this former Roman and Byzantine empire. This is the place were Europe and Asia meet, with the beautiful Bosphorus forming a tranquil background to inspiring monuments rising up to fill the sky.
Istanbul’s Famed Sites
Turn to any guidebook where even just the names of our famed sites cast a mystery, beckoning you to spend time as you bathe yourself in their stories. From the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Hippodrome, to the mysterious Basilica Cistern dating back to the 6th century when it was commissioned by Emperor Justinian, Istanbul’s history is everywhere.
Gifts and Remembrances
Along with taking in the important sites, there is shopping to be done, and here we do it on a grand scale. Take for example, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar where you can bargain for goods and gifts that represent our rich culture and heritage. These are the perfect places to find antiques, artifacts, ceramics, jewelry, leather goods, carpets, spices, and a thousand other things you can take home as gifts and remembrances.
A City of Surprises
From strolling around Gülhane Park inside a high wall in the Sultanhamet to discovering hidden neighborhoods, this is a city of surprises. Taking in the ancient Ottoman homes, sitting in tiny restaurants on winding streets where home cooking is at its finest, enjoying a fresh pomegranate at a local fruit stand, or planning a day of getting lost only to find yourself in historic areas like Kumkapi or Fatih…this is the way to get the most out of Istanbul.
Recharging Your Batteries
At Hotel Büyük Keban you have the opportunity to go out and do whatever it is that strikes your fancy, always knowing that we are centrally located and easy to come home to for a needed rest. Recharge your internal batteries here with a visit to our onsite hammam before you go out again to visit a verdant garden, find a monument that is not listed in guidebooks, or to put your feet up before a night on the town.
Plan Your Day Without Wasting Time
Staying at the Hotel Büyük Keban, which is so near to Istanbul’s major attractions, makes it easy for you to map out your day and not waste time. Our proximity to great restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs provides you with an uncomplicated way to plan your evenings, especially with transportation so readily available. The nearby Yenikapi station with the M2 and Marmaray lines connecting to so many areas around city is another reason why so many visitors stay at our conveniently located hotel in Istanbul.
Contact Us Today
For more information on booking your room with us, and to learn more about Istanbul’s cultural attractions, contact us today!