Democrats Abroad Istanbul



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Democrats Abroad Turkey is honored to have you as our guest in beautiful Istanbul. Please relax and enjoy the city, there are so many things to see, so many people to meet, and so many delicious dishes to taste. If it is your first time visiting Istanbul, there are a few things you should prioritize. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world, you'll want to make time to see the historical sites and imbibe the setting so that you can contextualize the history of the place. Please see trip details for the rest. Enjoy!

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Abdi İpekçi Caddesi

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Location:

Abdi İpekçi Caddesi
Kağıthane
Nişantaşı, Turkey


Ataturk Culture Center

Location:

Taksim Square
Taksim
80090 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 252 3500
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Kösk Hamam

Location:

Alay Köskü Caddesi 17
Cagaloglu
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 512 7397


Yesil Ev

Location:

Kabasakal Caddesi 5
34400 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 517 6785
fax: 90 212 517 6780
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Day 1 - Istanbul, Beyoğlu


The majority of important archeological and historic sites are located in Sultanahmet. You can easily get from Taksim by taking the Metro to Kabatas where you can take the Tram to Sultanahmet for a few YTL. Once you're there check out as many of these sites as you have time for.


1

Hagia Sophia

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Location:

Sultanahmet Square
Istanbul, Turkey

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2

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)

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Location:

Yerebatan Caddesi 13
(Near St. Sophia)
34110 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 522 1259
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3

Egyptian Obelisk

Location:

Hippodrome Square
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

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4

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

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Location:

Tavukhane Sokak 5-27
34420 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 518 1802 (Sultanahmet tourist info office)
fax: 90 212 518 1802 (Sultanahmet tourist info office)
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5

Hippodrome

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Location:

Sultanahmet Meydani (Square)
At Meydani (Horse Plaza), Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey

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Tünel

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Location:

Galip Dede Caddesi
34430 Beyoğlu, Turkey

Contact:

tel: +90 21 2522 4902


Day 2 - Istanbul


Topkapi Palace is the most important Ottoman palace. It houses artifacts spanning the entire ottoman empire, including an 86 carat diamond that was purchased from a spoon maker as well as original embroidered sultan textiles, thrones and jewels. The Archelogical museum includes the sarcophogus of Alexander the Great.


1

Topkapi Palace

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Location:

Sultanahmet Meydanı
34122 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 522 4422
fax: +90 212 528 5991
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum

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Location:

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Gülhane
34425 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 520 7740
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Day 3 - Istanbul


1

Galata Tower

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Location:

Galata
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 245 11 60
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2

Istanbul Modern

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Location:

Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Sahasý Antrepo No: 4
Karaköy
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 334 7300
fax: 90 212 243 4319
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3

İstiklal Caddesi

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Location:

İstiklal Caddesi
Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu
34437 Istanbul, Turkey


4

Pera Museum

Location:

Meþrutiyet Caddesi 141
Beyoglu
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 334 9900
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5

Dolmabahçe Palace

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Location:

Dolmabahce Caddesi
Besiktas
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 236 9000
fax: 90 212 236 3577
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Day 4 - Istanbul, Eminönü


1

Cagaloglu Hamam

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Location:

Prof Kazim Ismail Gürkan Caddesi 34
Cagaloglu
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 522 2424
fax: 90 212 512 8553
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Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)

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Location:

22 Kalpakçılar Caddesi
34975 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 519 1248
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Süleymaniye Camii (Süleymaniye Mosque)

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Location:

Süleymaniye Mosque, next to Istanbul University's north gate, Suleymaniye, Fatih
34110 Istanbul, Turkey

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4

Yeni Camii (New Mosque)

Location:

Yeni Camii Caddesi
Eminönü, Turkey


5

Kariye Museum

Location:

Kariye Camii Street
Istanbul, Turkey

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6

Spice Bazaar (Mısır çarşısı)

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Location:

Behind the New Mosque in Eminönü
Istanbul, Turkey


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Cemberlitas Hamami

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Location:

Vezirhan Caddesi 8
Cemberlitas
34440 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 522 7974
fax: 90 212 511 2535
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Day 5 - Istanbul


1

Istanbul Ferry

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Various locations
Istanbul, Turkey


2

Adalar (Princes' Islands)

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Adalar
Istanbul, Turkey


Day 6 - Istanbul, Beyoğlu


1

Galata Mevlevihanesi (Dervish Lodge)

Location:

Galip Dede Caddesi 15
Tünel
34430 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 245 4141
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2

Galerist

Location:

Istiklal Caddesi
311 Misir Appartments
34340 Beyoğlu, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 244 8230
fax: +90 212 244 8229
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3

Santralistanbul

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Location:

Eski Silahtarağa Bektrik Santralı Kazım Karabekir Caddesı No.1
Eyüp
34060 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 311 5000 / 90 212 444 0428
fax: +90 212 444 0428
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4

Galeri Apel

Location:

Hayriye Cadessi 7
Galatasary
800060 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 292 7236
fax: 90 212 251 7174
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5

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center

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Location:

Istikal Cadessi No. 276 34340
Beyoglu
80050 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 293 2361
fax: 90 212 293 3071


Day 7 - Istanbul


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Beylerbeyi Palace

Location:

Abdullahağa Caddesi Beylerbeyi Uskudar
34676 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 216 321 9320
fax: 90 216 321 9322
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