Bezienswaardigheden in de buurt
- Marmara Forum
Routebeschrijving van stadscentrum naar hotel: Zuidoosten
Afstand tot hotel: 9.32 MI/ 15 KM
Supermarkt: Op locatie
Niet te missen
A 20-minute drive from the hotel, Istanbul Aquarium is home to around 1,500 species and 17 geographically themed zones. Favourites include the rainforest for its piranhas and poisonous frogs, and the South Pole with a colony of comical gentoo penguins. Popular activities such as scuba diving in the shark tank, simulated helicopter flights and fish-feeding sessions are available throughout the day.
Wat u zeker moet doen
The chic galleries of the Marmara Forum are 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel, offering a rewarding day of shopping in Istanbul. Browse hundreds of stores selling high-end international fashion and Turkish brands. With toy shops and playgrounds for youngsters on Kids Street and more than 60 choices in the Food Court, the mall also has an entertainment zone with bowling lanes and a 16-screen cinema.
Keer niet terug naar huis zonder
Half an hour’s taxi ride from the hotel, the Hagia Sophia began life as the Roman Empire’s first Christian cathedral, completed in 537 AD. In the 15th century it became an Ottoman mosque and in 1935 it was opened as a museum. Gaze up at the soaring arch of its ornate Byzantine dome and marvel at intricate Christian frescoes and golden mosaics displayed alongside Islamic calligraphy panels.
Istanbul is home to many majestic mosques, but before entering any of them, please be aware of the correct etiquette. Plan your visit outside of the 5 daily prayer times and ensure that you’re properly attired – this means both men and women covering their legs and shoulders. Women should also carry a scarf to cover their hair and all visitors must remove footwear before entering a mosque.