While staying in Tophane, why not spend a little time sightseeing in nearby areas, like Istanbul, Harbiye and Kabatas.
Coming from here, it is just 1 mile (2 kilometers) to one of the city’s most photographed visitor attractions, Hagia Sophia.
Spend some time in Istanbul’s center. You can’t miss Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
Vacationers in Tophane, looking for something different, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Take a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the beautiful exhibits at Maritime Museum, Military Museum and Hagia Irene. If you love everything to do with art, browse the collections at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum and Gallery Apel. Enjoy seeing established and up-and-coming artists strut their stuff at the Nardis Jazz Club, the Ataturk Cultural Center and Garaj Istanbul.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out the nearby parks and reserves. These are great places to breathe deeply and relax. If you’d like to spend some time in a green oasis visit the Taksim Gezi Park and Macka Park.
Sights such as Galata Tower, Taksim Square and the Little Hagia Sophia make great places to visit while you are in the Tophane area,. Admire some of the holy places such as Suleymaniye Mosque, the Church of St. George and the Rustem Pasha Mosque. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the impotence of faith in Tophane. Istanbul is filled with reminders of the past; start your historic tour at Dolmabahce Palace, the Column of Constantine and Serpentine Column.
Head to Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and French Street to get in some retail therapy.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, think about staying at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Make reservations for the Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul, the Doubletree By Hilton Istanbul Old Town, or the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus.