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Istanbul City CenterIstanbul

Trip time! Discover the history, cathedral and cafes in Istanbul City Center.

Abundant cafes, shopping and popular sights from Grand Bazaar to Galata Tower—explore Istanbul City Center, a destination also known for its historic sites.

Top hotels in Istanbul City Center

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs13,692
per night
1 May-2 May

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vodafone Arena, Dolmabahce Palace and Taksim Square. Istiklal ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,243 reviews)

"View is good but you should close the curtains for neighbors. 😞"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs12,566
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr

Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is steps away from Cemberlitas Bath and Column of Constantine. Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia are also within 10 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,183 reviews)

"The rooms were a bit small but they were clean and the views were spectacular and the service was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs4,073
per night
1 May-2 May

Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Axis Istanbul and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Historia Fatih Shopping Centre. Grand Bazaar ...

3.9/5Very Good! (571 reviews)

"Thae down of the property that it’s located in an industrial area..but inside the property in pristine"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
Pera Palace Hotel
Pera Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs12,519
per night
1 May-2 May

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum, Istiklal Avenue and Galata Tower. Istanbul Cruise Ship Terminal is 0.8 mi (1.2 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (836 reviews)

"Excellent location. Very courteous staff. It is a historic landmark hotel with Victorian era design. Restaurants and tea areas were very artistically designed. We had a great time."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Pera Palace Hotel
The Marmara Taksim
The Marmara Taksim
5 out of 5
Taksim Square, Istanbul, Istanbul
Rs8,423
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is steps away from Ataturk Cultural Center and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce Palace and Galata Tower are also within 1 mile ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,065 reviews)

"Nice clean close to transportation and shops , convent"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Marmara Taksim
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macka Park, Ataturk Cultural Center and Acibadem Taksim Hospital. Taksim Square and Istanbul ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (914 reviews)

"I would recommend it, is good hotel and good location"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Popular things to do in Istanbul City Center

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque

4.5/5(684 reviews)

Named for its dazzling interior covered in blue tiles, this is a hub of Istanbul's religious life.

Taksim Square
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Taksim Square

4/5(598 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Istanbul during your trip to a well-known site such as Taksim Square. Stroll along the area's seaside or experience its fascinating museums.

Grand Bazaar
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Grand Bazaar

4.5/5(690 reviews)

Visit one of the biggest and oldest covered markets in the world, a real taste (and smell and sound!) of the diversity that Turkey has to offer.

Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Sophia

4.5/5(624 reviews)

A world famous monument to the ever-changing history of Istanbul, and one of the largest churches in the world.

Topkapi Palace
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Topkapi Palace

4.5/5(553 reviews)

Stately home to the Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years with an array of Turkish design and foreign art.

Galata Tower
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Galata Tower

4/5(436 reviews)

Standing for over 650 years, this imposing cylindrical lookout point continues to offer special views over the city of Istanbul.

Other areas in Istanbul

Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey

Laleli

Shopping, historical sites and seaside views are just a few things travellers like about Laleli. Sights like Laleli Mosque and Sehzade Mosque are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Istanbul area at Aksaray Tram Station.

Laleli
Istanbul showing markets and food

Fatih

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,509 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Fatih. Grand Bazaar is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Aksaray Station or Yusufpasa Station to see more of Istanbul.

Fatih
Galata Bridge which includes a bridge, a monument and a bay or harbour

Sirkeci

Travellers choose Sirkeci for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Sirkeci Station or Eminonu Station and check out top sights like Grand Bazaar.

Sirkeci
Galata Tower featuring cruising, general coastal views and a city

Galata

Travellers choose Galata for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Tunel Square Station or Karakoy Station and check out top sights like Galata Tower.

Galata
Galata Tower which includes a city and heritage architecture

Karakoy

Spend some time visiting places like Galata Tower while getting to know Karakoy, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Karakoy Station or Tophane Station to see more of the area.

Karakoy
Suleymaniye Mosque which includes interior views and a mosque

Old City

Enjoy the popular shops in Old City. Grand Bazaar is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Cemberlitas Station or Sultanahmet Station to see more of Istanbul.

Old City