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Destination Levent

Bringing together continents, hosting many civilizations and serving as the capital for legendary empires throughout history, the mystic city of Istanbul houses Park Dedeman Levent in the heart of business and shopping neighborhood of Levent, providing easy access to arts and culture, entertainment and historical peninsula, to discover the glorious heritage of this delightful city and local lifestyles.

Centrally located, within easy reach of both Ataturk and Sahbiha Gokcen International Airports and both bridges connecting Europe and Asia, Park Dedeman Levent is standing right next to the Levent Subway Station and within walking distance to other public transportation alternatives. For those who want to feel the city with all aspects, hotel’s prominent location offers a unique opportunity beyond comparison in the heart of Levent, also home to the well-known shopping malls such as Kanyon, Ozdilek, Metrocity and Zorlu Center, famous restaurants and Zorlu Performing Arts Center hosting world renown shows and concerts. Park Dedeman Levent is only a few kilometers from the independent art galleries, museums, historical remains and monuments reflecting the cosmopolitan structure of the city in Taksim and Cihangir, luxury and design boutiques of Nisantasi, magnificent Bosphorus neighborhoods of Ortakoy and Bebek, and the center of city’s cultural heritage Sultanahmet neighborhood. The hotel is also a ferry ride away with iconic steamboats on the Bosphorus to Kadikoy, Bagdat Avenue and Kalamis, the popular neighborhoods on the Asian part of the city.

Nearby Attractions

Hagia Sophia

Emperor Justinian inaugurated theHagia Sophia Cathedral in 537 C.E. Designed by Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles, at the time of its construction, it was the most impressive building in the world and remained the crowning achievement of the Byzantine Empire for over a thousand years. Following the conquest of Istanbul, it was converted into a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century, and over the centuries that followed, minarets, tombs, and fountains were added. The huge 56-mt (183-foot) high dome, which was designed to represent the heavens, has made this an architectural marvel for centuries, but equally impressive are Hagia Sophia’s well-preserved Byzantine mosaics.

Dolmabahce Palace

It was built between the years 1843 and 1856 as a micture of European art genres. This palaces which has the biggest ballroom in the world has survived whitout a loss with all its iner decoration, furniture, silk carpets and curtains, and all other goods. Dolmabahçe Palace is a waterside palace which has a unique richness and magnidicence. The walls and the ceilings are decoreted with tones of golden adronments and the paintings of the European artists of the time. The magnificent palce, wich has witnessed the history which is hard to ecplain with all details, is one of the first alternatives to see in Istanbul.

Istanbul Modern

İstanbul Modern is one of the first adderesses that have changed the understanding of classical museum in the city with the social programs and education projects wich it has hosted.In the museum, there ara both prmanent and themporary echibitions are held. Besides photography and paintings, there are also some Works of installation. İstanbul Modern has a cafe where you can have a rest as well as a library where you can find matarials about art. Independent films which are not easy to find everywhere is displayed in its cinema.

Galata Tower

Boasting panoramic views of the city and sea, this tower was built in 1348 by Istanbul’s Genoese trading community as part of their fortifications. The distinctive 62-mt (205-foot) tower with its conical roof is an icon of Istanbul, drawing visitors to its lookout as well as the base, where a lively evening scene finds people from all over the world sipping tea and chatting.

Grand Bazaar

Long gone are the days when the caravans of traders on the famous Silk Road would stop to rest themselves and their camels at the Grand Bazaar; however, the structure and layout, including the ornate ceilings, remain virtually unchanged since the bazaar was built in 1493. Explore its labyrinthine corridors and marvel at the sheer number of shops, reputed to exceed 4,000 (though no one is certain), or sit down and enjoy the scene over a steaming glass of Turkish tea.

Spice Market

Built facing the Golden Horn, this 17th century market was originally an extension of the New Mosque and financed by a tax paid on the sale of Egyptian goods. Sought after for its exotic spices and oils from the Orient, today dried fruits, caviar, and Turkish delight are available as well, and at prices generally lower than in the more famous Grand Bazaar. The market is a central hub of commercial activity for the area, while the surrounding streets are full of local craftspeople and traders who offer, in addition to Turkish coffee and spices, a great selection of cheeses and olives.

Blue Mosque

Opulent domes and balconied minarets soar upwards at the Blue Mosque, one of Istanbul’s most striking landmarks. Built during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I (1603-1617), it is Islam's answer to Hagia Sophia, which it faces across a well-tended square. To this day, the Blue Mosque remains the symbol and centre of religious events in the city and is Istanbul's only mosque with six minarets, as opposed to the four of an imperial Ottoman mosque or two of a traditional neighbourhood mosque. The name of the mosque is derived from the wealth of priceless blue Iznik tiles that dominate its interior and decorate the vast central dome designed to lift all eyes heavenward.

Topkapi Palace

Home to the Ottoman sultans and their court for over 300 years, building of the Topkapi Palace was commissioned by Mehmet the Conqueror, the 23-year-old sultan who captured Constantinople in 1453, making it the capital of the Ottoman Empire and rechristening it Istanbul. The palace was constructed between 1459 and 1478 and rapidly grew to become a sprawling complex of elaborate living quarters and administrative offices. The layout of the palace consists a series of interconnected courtyards that progress inwards, becoming increasingly more secluded and private.

Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern was the Byzantine Great Palace’s reservoir and is thought to have been built around 532 B.C. A forest of over 300 columns stands in several feet of water which is home to a large school of blind carp and over which wooden walkways have been constructed. One of the highlights of the Basilica Cistern is the two columns whose bases are inverted medusa heads, repurposed from a Classical temple.

Istiklal Avenue

This three-km-long (1.86 miles) pedestrian avenue is the modern heart of Istanbul, and its most vibrant cultural, dining and nightlife district. Featuring an almost bewildering array of shops and restaurants, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and noteworthy for its beautifully preserved 19th century architecture. It is the perfect place for shopping, a night out on the town, or just a leisurely stroll. The historic tramway, which runs the full length of the avenue, is a fun way to take in the sights if you are pressed for time.

Cevahir Shopping Mall

As the largest shopping mall in the city center, İstanbul Cevahir offers its visitors world class shopping 365 days of the year. Considered one of İstanbul's symbolic venues, Cevahir is a shopping and leisure destination for tourists as well as locals.  Cevahir Shopping Mall , houses over 200 stores spreading across 6 floors, consisting of a diverse range of shopping categories and a full range of brands.  Its wide variety of restaurants and cafes offer world cuisines and are another reason İstanbul Cevahir is a popular choice for all.  The movie theaters and the state theater make Cevahir an indispensable part of the social scene.

Kanyon Shopping Mall

Kanyon shopping Mall houses over 140 stores spreading across 4 floors, consisting of a diverse range of shopping categories and a full range of brands. Top local and global brands, gourmet restaurants, cafes, and open air performances are set in an atmosphere alive with light. Kanyon is a 360-degree consumer experience.

Istinye Park Shopping Mall

The shopping mall features both indoor and outdoor space. With its giant glass dome and glass ceilings our mall brings the sun in and gives our visitors the perceft harmony of indoor comfort and outdoor airiness.The shopping mall should provide the highest standarts in service and presentation as well as in architectural details and technical solutions. Here, the visitors can experience the joy of sitting under the shade of a tree or the comfort of chit-chating with a local shopkeeper, together with the ultimate pleasure of watching a movie in a state-of-the-art theater or the fullfillment of living an active city life. All is possible under one roof.

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