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Istanbul straddles two continents, sitting on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. Vacation rentals in Binbirdirek will take you to the European side, in the heart of the old city once known as Constantinople. This is the core of Istanbul and with a vacation rental in Binbirdirek you can experience that culture first hand. Here you will stay in the center of this vibrant community rather than be looking in from the outside from a hotel. Vacation rentals in Binbirdirek from 9flats.com provide you with an authentic experience of Istanbul.
Binbirdirek is most famous for its cistern, also called the 1001 Columns Cistern or the Philoxenus Cistern. It is thought to have been constructed around 330 AD by the Roman Senator, Philoxenus. Originally it provided a vast reservoir to store water for the Lavsus Palace, before being converted into a silk warehouse. Those seeking a central vacation rentals and apartments in Istanbul will immediately take to Binbirdirek. It is in the center of what was the old walled city and is virtually next door to almost all of the major attractions.
Exploring Istanbul from your vacation rental in Binbirdirek
You won’t have to wander far from your apartment in Binbirdirek to enjoy the major sights of Istanbul. Sultanahmet Square is close by and the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are within walking distance. The old city is surrounded on three sides by the sea and this makes for an excep-tionally pleasant walking area. The Basilica Cistern is larger even than Binbirdirek cistern and was built by Justinian the Great in 532 AD. The Hippodrome was the old center of Roman Constantinople and although the building is gone, many obelisks and statues remain. Gülhane Park provides a welcome respite from the bustle of the city and there are many museums housing the treasures of the old empire.
Vacation Rentals in other neighborhoods, like Cihangir let you experience a different side of Istanbul. Cihangir is the city’s bohemian quarter and is home to Istanbul’s artists, writers and intellectuals. Here you will find a lively cafe culture, with lots of boutiques, restaurants and galleries. The brightly colored buildings and tree lined streets add to the pleasant atmosphere and the area is also known as Istan-bul’s antique quarter. For those looking to extend their travels beyond Turkey, 9flats.com offers vacation rentals and apartments in the best cities in the world such as Berlin and London.