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Istanbul City CenterIstanbul

Trip time! Discover the history, cathedral and monuments 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
CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
5 out of 5
Gümüssuyu Mah. Inönü Cad. No:8, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs9,749 per night

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within a 5-minute walk of Ataturk Cultural Center and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce Palace and Istiklal ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (620 reviews)

"Next time coming again Excellent experience Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs13,924 per night

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! (993 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Mercure Istanbul Taksim
Mercure Istanbul Taksim
4 out of 5
Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs7,036 per night

Located in Taksim, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taksim Square and City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center. Bomontiada and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment ...

4.4/5Excellent! (553 reviews)

"Pleasant front of house staff, super room cleaner very pleasant would leave me little extras, looked after me well. Typical type of business hotel for business people, few minutes walk from Taksim square but on a very steep hill, bit of a climb to get into town."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Mercure Istanbul Taksim
Rixos Pera Istanbul
Rixos Pera Istanbul
5 out of 5
Kamerhatun Mah.Mesrutiyet Cad.No 44, Tepebasi Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs13,281 per night

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum, Istanbul Modern Art Museum and Demiroren Istiklal. Museum of Innocence and Taksim ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (848 reviews)

"The amazing view from the roof top restaurant and the excellent breakfast. Location is also unique."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Rixos Pera Istanbul
Luce Di Pera
Luce Di Pera
Balik Sokak No : 13 Taksim - Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs1,488 per night

Located in Taksim, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Istiklal Avenue and Pera Museum. Taksim Square and Galata Tower are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (529 reviews)

"we appreciate their protective procedure that starting from check in and regularly cleaning with unique products rooms and hotel area. If you have to stay in a hotel in this period no doubt you can choise without any complication"…"

Reviewed on 3 Apr 2020

Luce Di Pera
Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Kemankes Caddesi No: 57-59, Karaköy - Beyoglu, Istanbul
The price is Rs6,443 per night

Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Galata Tower, Istanbul Modern Art Museum and Taksim Square. Grand Bazaar and Vodafone ...

4.3/5Excellent! (691 reviews)

"very clean and front desk very helpful .very secure hotel and breakfast is delicious"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus

Popular places to visit in Istanbul City Center

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque

4.5/5(685 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(599 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(691 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(625 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(554 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(437 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, 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!(1,512 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
Rustem Pasha Mosque which includes a bay or harbour, a mosque and a city

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 Süleymaniye Mahallesi.

Old City