Old CityIstanbul

Experience the cathedral, history and UNESCO site in Old City!

Explore lots to see and do in Old City—interesting history, shopping and popular sights from Grand Bazaar to Basilica Cistern.

Top hotels in Old City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
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
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
5 out of 5
Divanyolu Cd. Alemdar Mah., Ticarethane Sk. No 10 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs5,106 per night

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Basilica Cistern, Sultanahmet Square and Hagia Sophia. Blue ...

4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"10 stars « very satisfied «  Room view hagia sophia and sultan ahmed Breakfast, magestic sultan style Location, close to everything Friendly and helpful Staff ´"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Tiyatro Caddesi, No. 25, Beyazit, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs5,580 per night

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within a 15-minute walk of Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome of Constantinople and Suleymaniye Mosque. Blue ...

4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Always have an lovely relaxed time here where the staff go the extra mile to be helpful and hospitable"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Radisson President Beyazit Istanbul
Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
4 out of 5
Ordu Caddesi Dibekli Cami Sokak No: 13, Beyazit, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs5,486 per night

Located in Istanbul City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Bazaar and Cemberlitas Bath. Hippodrome of Constantinople and Suleymaniye Mosque ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"Very clean hotel, nice staff in good Place, we will come back again!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class
Lalinn Hotel
Lalinn Hotel
3 out of 5
Oyuncu Cikmazi Oyuncu Sok. No 4, Ahirkapi Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is Rs1,312 per night

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arasta Bazaar, Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (801 reviews)

"Upon arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by the concierge who was very polite and took our luggage in and allowed us to relax before checking in. We checked in and were given a better room than the one i booked as there was space available. The cleanliness of the room was to my wifes expectations ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Lalinn Hotel

Popular places to visit in Old City

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.

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.

Spice Bazaar
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Spice Bazaar

4.5/5(411 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Spice Bazaar, a favourite shopping spot in Istanbul. Discover the area's fascinating museums and notable monuments.

Basilica Cistern
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Basilica Cistern

4.5/5(353 reviews)

'The Sunken Palace' is the biggest of the hundreds of underground reservoirs underneath the streets of Istanbul, dating from Byzantine Constantinople.

Other areas in Istanbul

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
Blue Mosque which includes heritage architecture, a mosque and religious elements

Sultanahmet

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Sultanahmet Square to Blue Mosque – discover Sultanahmet, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Sultanahmet
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
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
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

Istanbul City Center

4/5Very Good!(122 area reviews)

Known for its charming cafes and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Istanbul City Center. Check out top attractions like Spice Bazaar and Galata Bridge, and jump on the metro at Laleli-University Station or Aksaray Station to see more of the city.

Istanbul City Center