Istanbul has been home to many civilizations throughout history. It was the capital of the Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire. For this reason and many other reasons, Istanbul attracts the attention of the whole world. We have prepared a travel guide for you to explore this historic city.
Istanbul is a tourism city with its historical structure, natural beauties, touristic centers and entertainment venues. You will want to collect unforgettable memories in Istanbul, where Asia and Europe are connected.
Holiday and travel in Istanbul, the center of the world, attracts the attention of tourists coming from the UK. In Istanbul, we tried to sort the places that the British were interested and visited the most in their travel guide we prepared for you. Here’s the Istanbul travel guide for British:
Istanbul Travel Guide for British
We will first talk to the airport about which the British would prefer to come to Istanbul and how to reach them from here.
Firstly, on March 3, 2019, the newly opened Istanbul Airport is located on the European side. Istanbul airport is easily accessible by bus. You can reach Istanbul Airport by using both IETT and Havaist buses. Another transportation option is to use a taxi. Taxis provide service at the airport and provide easy access to the desired location.
Another airport option is Sabiha Gökçen Airport located on the Anatolian side. You can reach the airport by public transport, subway, airport shuttles and taxi options.
Istanbul travel guide for British, continues to exhibit the touristic places to see.
The Spice Bazaar is located in Eminonu, behind the Yeni Mosque and next to the Flower Market. It is one of the oldest covered bazaars in Istanbul. In this market, which is famous for its transference, there are still products suitable for the old tradition such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots and shells; nuts, delicatessen products, different food items are sold.
Beyazıt is one of the largest and oldest grand bazaar in the world, located in the middle of the Nuruosmaniye and Mercan districts. The Grand Bazaar 30 thousand 700 square meters, up to 66 streets, up to 4 thousand shops, almost like a city, covered with the whole of this site has evolved over time.
Until recently, there were 5 mosques, 1 school, 7 fountains, 10 wells, 1 sebil, 1 fountain, 24 gates, 17 khans.
The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)
One of the important works of the 17th century, the Blue Mosque is known as a masterpiece of Mimar Sinan, built within the understanding of its structure.
After Sinan, the architect Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa, who took up the torch of Turkish architecture, rose in the hands of Mehmet Ağa. On 6 July 2017, the Blue Mosque Restoration Application started by the 1st Regional Directorate of Foundations.
The Blue Mosque is located in the center of Istanbul and is visited by millions of tourists every year. For British tourists it is the most fascinating building to be seen in Istanbul.
Many statesmen, especially the sultan, worked in the construction of the mosque. Even the foundation of the mosque was laid by Ahmet I himself. The excavation that the sultan struck at the place where the foundation was laid is being exhibited in Topkapı Palace today.
Mehmet Ağa chose the number of minaret balcony of the Blue Mosque as 16. Because Sultan Ahmet I was the 16th sultan in the Ottoman throne.
Hagia Sophia is one of the most spectacular buildings in the history of world architecture. The history of Hagia Sophia dates back to Constantine. The emperor wants to build a large church in the city, and a 360-degree basilical church covered with wood is built.
However, in 404, this church was burned and destroyed as a result of the popular uprising. Then the second church, Emperor II. It was built in 415 by Theodosios. The second church was destroyed in 532 by the Nika Rebellion. The Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque as one of the first works in the city after Fatih Sultan Mehmet took the city.
At the request of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on 1 February 1935, Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum and opened for the visit of local and foreign tourists.
Sura Hotels in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
The best location in Istanbul is located in Sultanahmet, Sura Hotels 5 star Istanbul Hotel. Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel and Sura Design Hotel are two of the most popular hotels in Sultanahmet district. Sura Hotel offers a luxurious stay. All tourist attractions of Istanbul are within walking distance. Topkapi Palace, Yerbatan Cistern, Million Stone, Obelisk, Beyazit Square, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Historical Sirkeci Station and Gulhane Park.
Sura Hotel airport transport to provide you with a shuttle service to Istanbul which is one step ahead of you. By staying in Sura Hotel, you can enjoy a comfortable transportation and a comfortable holiday process to most of the tourist attractions mentioned in our travel guide.
Deraliye Terrace Restaurant
Deraliye Terrace Restaurant aims to make its guests from all corners of the world happy with its cuisine blended with Eastern and Western delicacies. It enables you to experience both the ethnic texture and the delicious tastes of the Historic Peninsula with landscape and quality.
Deraliye terrace offers you the opportunity to see Istanbul in a panoramic view, and also allows you to watch the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque with a magnificent view. On one hand, the Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the masterpieces of the history of architecture, and on the one hand the Blue Mosque is uniquely furnished with blue tiles. There it is; It is the center of the historical masterpieces of the Historic Peninsula and the sparkling bridge of the Bosphorus, connecting the continents of Asia and Europe.