Location And Area

Sphendon Hotel- Blue Mosque Location

The Blue Mosque

An Ottoman masterpiece built in the Seventeenth Century by the architect Mehmet Ağa Sedefkar, it is one of the most famous mosques of the Moslem world. Sunlight that filters into it turns blue as it reflects the colour of the mosaics that cover the walls and gives it its nick-name in English. The Blue Mosque sits across a landscaped gard(It is located 250 meters from our hotel.)

Sphendon Hotel- Hagia Sophia Location

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture.

Sphendon Hotel- Topkapi Palace Location

Topkapi Palace

Topkapı Palace was started at the year 1460 and completed at 1478 . Palace was built upon a 700.000 squaremeters area on an Eastern Roman Acropolis located at the Istanbul Peninsula between Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Topkapı Palace, was the administrative, educational and art center of the Empire for nearly four hundred years since Mehmed the Conqueror until Sultan Abdulmecid who is the thirty-first Sultan.(It is located 300 meters from our hotel.)

Sphendon Hotel- The Basilica St. Sophia

The Basilica St. Sophia

The Byzantines built this basilica in the fifth century after Christ and meant it to last forever. They must have done it right because it shimmers in all its former glory to this day. It is considered by many historians as the eighth wonder of the world (It is located 350 meters from our hotel.)

Maidens Tower- The Basilica St. Sophia

Maidens Tower

The subject of many legends this fanciful tower is built on a tiny island located off the coast of Salacak where the Bosphorus flows into the Sea of Marmara. The Tower, which takes its name from the tale of a damsel in distress dating from 24 B.C.E, was refurbished in the year 2000 as a restaurant where ancient romantic whisperings still

Grand Bazaar- The Basilica St. Sophia

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar, built in 1461 by order of Sultan Mehmet II, is the largest covered bazaar in Istanbul. Shaped like a huge maze it is spread over more than thirty thousand square meters. Its 60 streets house over 3600 shops selling everything from leather jackets to fine fabrics, jewelry to handicrafts. It is rightfully a tourist magnet

Egyptian Market- The Basilica St. Sophia

Egyptian Market

Located next to the Yeni Cami (New Mosque), it is the second largest covered market in Istanbul. This famous bazaar with its countless shops selling spices and sweets was always a gathering place for tourists. (We are 1200 meters away.)

Galata Tower- The Basilica St. Sophia

Galata Tower

The nine-story tower is 66.90 meters tall (62.59 m without the ornament on top, 51.65 m at the observation deck), and was the city's tallest structure when it was built. The elevation at ground level is 35 meters above sea-level.

Galata Bridge- The Basilica St. Sophia

Galata Bridge

The first recorded bridge over the Golden Horn in Istanbul was built during the reign of Justinian the Great in the 6th century, close to the area near the Theodosian Land Walls at the western end of the city.

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