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  • Exploration walks from the Bosphorus

    Please enjoy these attractions near Swissôtel The Bosphorus. These sights are within a brisk walk of your hotel. They will add joy and discovery to your visit.

    • Feb 2017
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  • Swissôtel The Bosphorus

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    Hotel

    Start your Vitality Walk at the front door of your home in Istanbul. You're perfectly located just a few minutes from parks, the water, and several monuments.

  • Dolmabahce

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    Other Outdoors

    The largest palace in Turkey, this spectacular complex served as administrative headquarters for the Ottoman Empire for most of 1856 to 1922. 5 min.

  • Sıraevler

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    Residential

    Built in 1875 as dormitory for Dolmabahçe Palace and renovated in 1996, Siraevler includes shops and a museum of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.

  • Nisantasi

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    Neighborhood

    Known for its Art Nouveau apartment buildings, many of Nisantasi's ground floors are occupied by upmarket restaurants, cafes, and stores lining the sidewalks.

  • Harbiye Park of Republic

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    Park

    Next to Macka Democracy park; this tiny park is reserved for the busts displaying founders of all 16 Turkish states in history.

  • Military Museum

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    Museum

    Perhaps the most prominent exhibition piece is the huge chain that the Byzantines stretched across the Golden Horn to keep out the Sultan's navy in 1453.

  • İstanbul Congress Center

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    Convention Center

    The ICC is one of Istanbul's most important venues, having hosted meetings for the IMF and the World Bank, among others. 17 min.

  • Harbiye Open Air Theatre

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    Theater

    Enjoy Istanbul's magnificent climate by indulging in a world-class music concert by local talent or international stars at the city's most popular venue. 20 min

  • Macka Park of Democracy

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    Park

    There is much to explore in this green valley. The Maçka Gondola crosses above for those without time, while fitness buffs sweat in the crossfit parkour. 5 min.

  • Istanbul Technical University

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    Engineering

    The ITU is the world's third oldest technical university and is dedicated to engineering sciences as well as social sciences. Ranked first nationwide.

  • Pürovel Spa & Sport

    Awarded the “Leading Spa of the World”, this 4000 m² oasis offers holistic spa treatments from all over the world combined with cutting-edge facilities. Enjoy two public hamams, private hamam, a couple's suite, hydrotherapy room, relaxation lounge, salt pool, luxurious fitness area with the latest equipment, and more.

  • Make your own vitality guide

    Your hosts at Swissôtel have compiled this collection of local attractions. We'd love to get your feedback. Did you visit these places? Any recommendations? Do you prefer others? Please consider creating your own guide. We'd be delighted to share it in the Swissôtel Vitality Guide Collections. VitalityGuides@gmail.com

  • Tips for directions

    For directions, click on the folded map icon in the lower left of each destination. Type or copy "Swissotel Istanbul" for the starting point, then click the "walking man" icon for options. Please ask hotel concierge for recommendations. Minutes listed in posts are approximate walking time direct from Swissôtel.

Swissôtel Vitality Guides

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