Old Constantinople is a place brimming with nuances, contrasts and details that inspire a stroll about. Occidental Hotels & Resorts in Istanbul offer you a comfortable location to explore from. You can visit the Hagia Sophia, the basilica which was first converted into a mosque and then a museum, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the largest of Istanbul which houses the mausoleums of Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife, and also Dolmabahçe Palace, an imperial residence from the 19th century.
Getting lost and haggling in the Grand Bazaar is one of the key experiences of your trip. As is the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, with its Byzantine frescoes which are considered the best preserved in the world; and the enormous Topkapi Palace, centre of the Ottoman Empire. A climb up to the hilltop cemetery in Eyüp allows you to enjoy views of the Golden Horn, the division between east and west.