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The palace must have been enormous because what is left is rather large and not all of the ruins still stand. Some of the ruins were destroyed in 1873 for the building of the railroad from Istanbul to Sirkeci. The name of the palace was...More
Bucoleon Palace was the old palace of the Byzantine emperors. The palace stood along the seaside with steps leading directly to where they could board a boat.
Today all that remains is a creeper covered wall with window frames, facing the Marmara sea just off...More
The hotel is really awesome and staff are really friendly and helpful .
Great location in the middle of the historical area of Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet and few minutes walk away from sultanahmet mosque Hagia Sophia , topkapi palace , hürrem sultan bath and all...More
Great place to stay, clean rooms, excellent service, astonishing view from the breakfast room. Found this place couple of years ago by chance. I've forgot to book hotel in advance and after staying one night in expensive hotel offered me by Ataturk airport's shuttle service...More
The ruins are just a short distance from Topkapi Palace, although you take a rather indirect route along some ominous side streets. Wasn't worth the short walk. Graffiti and litter show how neglected these ruins are and, beside the wall shown in the picture, there's...More
I was interested in the ancient history of Istanbul and what remains, so i actively sought this palace out and it's not easy to find.
It was originally built by Roman Emperor Theodosius in the 5th century AD, it constituted part of the defensive sea...More