Asian Side Vacations
Istanbul, Fatih and Asmalimescit, are nearby suburbs which are also worth touring.
Hagia Sophia, certainly one of Istanbul’s most famous sights is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away.
Spend time in Istanbul’s center. You won’t want to miss Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
To really get a feel for Istanbul, head to one of its museums and theaters. Explore, learn and be thoroughly entertained in the most popular museums which include Hagia Irene, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Pera Museum. If you enjoy art, browse the local artwork and other exhibits at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Gallery Apel. Enjoy seeing local and touring talent live on stage at the Nardis Jazz Club and the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall.
Holiday makers visiting the Asian Side area will not want to miss out on Galata Tower, the Little Hagia Sophia and Valens Aqueduct. To learn about the role of faith in Istanbul, pay a visit to the area’s holy places, such as Suleymaniye Mosque, the Rustem Pasha Mosque and Sehzade Mosque. To learn more about the local historic attractions, don't miss the Column of Constantine, Serpentine Column and the Column of Marcian.
If you are looking to give your credit card a workout, visit Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and French Street.
The area is the home turf of the much-loved Galatasaray Liv Hospital basketball team in winter and Galatasaray OdeaBank. Both teams compete in regular games at Abdi Ipekci Arena. Fans of popular music can also check out the stadium’s program to see if there’s a concert scheduled during their stay.
At the end of a busy day enjoying Asian Side, get a good nights sleep in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town, the Niles Hotel Istanbul - Special Class and the Adamar Hotel - Special Class are just some of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.