Its walls and ceilings are adorned with some of the worlds finest mosaics and frescoes.
The Chora Museum, originally a Byzantine church, was built in the 11th century by the mother-in-law of Alexius I Comnenus, converted into a mosque in the 16th century and reconverted into a museum for good in 1958.
Istanbul has the biggest gay scene in Turkey which, due to increasing western influences, has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years.
The Taksim district of Beyoglu town, on the European side of Istanbul, is where the vast majority of the gay venues are located.
The bath section was built by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan, in 1584.
With a population of about 12 million, Istanbul is the capital of Turkey and is a melting pot of different religions, cultures and sexualities.As a group you book rooms, when a regular reservation is made for beds.This means that, as a group, if the numbers of beds match, you will be guaranteed to be allocated together. Private rooms with en-suite bathroom, single, double, triple, quadruple 1.The remaining 75% needs to be paid no later than 1 month before group arrival date to finalize the reservation. Any changes have to be done at least 1month prior to arrival; we cannot make any changes after this date.If you wish to cancel your booking you have to give us at least 1 month notice prior to your arrival.