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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
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 Rs15,173 per night

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center, Dolmabahce Palace and Taksim ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
5 out of 5
Alemdar Mh., Ticarethane Sk. No:13, Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs7,477 per night

Located in Sultanahmet, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, and Sultanahmet Square. Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

"Very pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Sura Design Hotel and Suites - Boutique Class
Doruk Palas Hotel
Doruk Palas Hotel
Emekyemez Mahallesi, Nazli Hanim Sk. No 19 Galata, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs2,934 per night

Located in Istanbul City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Galata Tower and Pera Museum. Galata Bridge and Spice Bazaar are also within 1 mile ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (208 reviews)

"Great place to stay while in Istanbul with nice view and accessible for uncrowded waterfront park and crowded Taksim and Galata Tower. Rooms are clean and team is very friendly. Team was very helpful during COVID-19 times."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

Doruk Palas Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs3,885 per night

Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Axis Istanbul and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Historia Fatih Shopping Centre. Grand Bazaar ...

3.9/5Very Good! (614 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
Luce Di Pera
Luce Di Pera
Balik Sokak No : 13 Taksim - Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs1,638 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! (540 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
Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town
Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town
5 out of 5
Ordu Cad. No 31, Beyazit, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs7,237 per night

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Laleli Mosque and Beyazit Square. Grand Bazaar and Spice ...

4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Nice place, BUT

"Nice hotel. Great location. few issues, Internet does not accept VPN and taxis, to be paid by card, need to be reserved a day in advance, but you are not informed about it."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town

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 Spice 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