LEISURE ACTIVITIES

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

With impeccable service dedicated to excellence and combined with legendary Turkish hospitality, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul in a city where east meets west, Europe meets Asia and history meets the contemporary.

Featuring world renowned claims to fame like Hagia Sophia (the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture), the Blue Mosque (which was built in the early 17th century and is famous for its great dome, six minarets and interior covered in blue Iznik tiles), the Basilica Cistern (which was the water source for both the Grand Palace of the Byzantine Emperors and for the Ottomans' Topkapı Palace), the legendary Museum of Topkapı Palace with its dazzling displays of the treasures of the Ottoman Sultans and the covered Grand Bazaar (which by the 18th century held more than 3,000 shops supplied by 30 major warehouses, or hans) in its charming Old City.

İstanbul hosts many hip and trendy districts as well, such as the luxury residential and shopping districts Nişantaşı and Bebek or more local and bohemian tastes such as Beyoğlu or Cihangir. Apart from shops scattered around the city, İstanbul offers modern luxury shopping malls such as Kanyon or İstinye Park as well.

A Bosphorus boat cruise gives guests a chance to take in some unforgettable views of the city and see Ottoman architecture up close.

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