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Hotel Ibrahim Pasha Sultanahmet

Boutique Hotel

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4 Star Hotel

The North Shield Scottish Pub

Bars - Pubs

Ayasofya or Hagia Sophia Museum

Museums

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Night Club's

Merkez Efendi Mosque Istanbul

Merkez Efendi Mosque Istanbul
Merkez Efendi Mosque dates back to 1580 and was once part of a large complex but many of the buildings have since been lost.  It was built with the assistance of Şah Sultan, a daughter of Sultan Selim II.  It underwent a complete makeover in 1837 and inside the stone exterior there is a lovely wooden interior that has a curtained mihrab painted on the back wall.  

The tomb of Merkez Efendi (1463-1552) is attached to the mosque and where many pilgrims still visit today.  
The beautiful Abdülbaki Paşa Library (Neyhane) can be found just outside of the gate; the mosque was originally a primary school and was then used as a storage facility until its restoration in 2007.  

Today you will find a tearoom, a library and a cultural centre with lovely painted panels reworked on the domed ceiling.  Close by is a large wooden mansion the Merkezefendi Konağı or Mansion that was restored in 2009.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Apple Cookie Rolls - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Bulgur with Meat - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Acma Pastry - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Raisin Sugar Cookies - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Borek with Spinach - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Stuffed Peppers with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

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