Istanbul, whose conquest is a turning point between two eras, is the only city in the world that covers two continents with unique views of the Bosphorus straight, has always been a city with a different perspective on the world. Istanbul has hosted many different civilizations and cultures throughout the ages; it is a city that for centuries has been home to different religions, languages, and races of people. Throughout the city’s history it has maintained its cosmopolitan and metropolitan structure and has become a city with a unique mosaic.
Dedeman Bostancı, located on the Asian side of Istanbul, operates with the advantage of being in one of the largest metropolises in the world and offers guests many comforts. The hotel is 30 km from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the closest metro station is 200 meters away and the bus station is 11 km away.
The Bostancı Show Center, which is one of Istanbul’s contemporary centers of considerable importance, is a culture & arts and entertainment center that has hosted many memorable performances and concerts. Due to its ease of transportation, prime location in the city, and both audio and video features it is the preferred address for many famous artists. With a seating capacity of about 3,000, it is an address that serves the whole city and attracts many people. The center has hosted famous local artists like Sezen Aksu and MFO as well as many international artists and groups. It is useful to follow the center’s program of events.
Bağdat Caddesi was named after IV. Murat’s Bağdat campaign and used as an important connecting road throughout history. Today, located within the boundaries of Kadıköy, Bağdat Caddesi, or for short “Cadde”, stretches from Kızıltoprak to Cevizli. Bağdat Caddesi is considered to be one of the city’s luxury shopping destinations and is famous for hosting world renowned brands and boutiques. The avenue is visited by people all across the city as well as people from outside the city. This is a street that stands out on the Asian side for its unique atmosphere. With features such as its cafes, restaurants, bars, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Toy Museum, lush green side streets that spread out to the sea, and the sea side promenade, it is a delightful getaway for people of all ages.
The Princes’ Islands or Istanbul Islands are very close in proximity to Bostanci and an enchanted destination that not only Istanbulites frequent but foreign visitors to the city do as well. There are 9 islands total but only 5 of them are inhabited today. Throughout history the islands density of non-Muslims continue to thrive, creating traces of cultural richness. Turn your attention to the islands to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city; open the door to a different world and enjoy wood and stone homes, the serene coast, and fish restaurants. You can reach the Kınalıada, Burgazada, Heybeliada, Büyükada or Sedef Island by ferry, boat, or seabus. On the European side, the Eminönü and Beşiktaş, on the Asian side the Bostancı and Kadıköy ports provide transportation to the islands; note that the fastest way to get to the islands is from the Bostancı port due to its close proximity.
Constructed on a small island on the Bosphorus Strait, this structure has been the subject of many legends throughout history. Today, standing tall with the grandeur of these legends, the Maiden’s Tower welcomes guests as a Bar & Restaurant. Access to the island can be made from the Maiden’s Tower Pier’s in Kabataş and Salacak. There are different services offered by the management at the Maiden’s Tower, divided into daytime and evening services (Kulede Gündüz-Daytime at the Tower and Kulede Akşam-Evening at the Tower). During the daytime service it is also possible to visit the Tower. On this trip you can visit The Legends exhibit as well as the photo archive. In addition to its historical significance, the mythic landscape and vista of the Maiden’s Tower makes it a must see.
The Optimum Shopping Center, located in Kadıköy- the heart of the Asian side, serves approximately 9 million visitors. The shopping center offers visitors a wide range of options including a mix of domestic and foreign brands and shops that operate with outlet concept. Thanks to this, the shopping center reaches visitors from all walks of life and is a vehicle that brings together shopping enthusiasts and high quality brands. This shopping complex is one of the city’s main addresses thanks to its central location and spacious atmosphere.
Covering an area of 34,000 m2, the Palladium Shopping Center has a total of 190 stores. The brand also stands out as a center of life and places an emphasis on local culture. The shopping center offers visitors rich options including many foreign, domestic, and luxurious brands. Thanks to its central location it is easy to reach.