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Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey. It is also one of the most significant cities in history. Istanbul served as the capital of four great empires. After its conquest by Ottoman Turks in 1453, Istanbul became the capital of Ottoman Empire until 1923.

Istanbul lies along the two shores of the Bosporus, the most beautiful waterway connecting Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. The west side of Bosporus is Europe and the east side is Asia. So, Istanbul is a transcontinental city through which the sea literally runs like a river.

Riva Hotel is located in Taksim which is known as the heart of Istanbul. By using our interactive map that you can in the four categories given below, you will be able to know how you can easily get to all the important places of the city. Getting to all congress and exhibition centers, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, to Nisantasi where all the major worldwide known brands have shops and to shopping centers, to historical peninsula where you can explore the history of thousands of years and to Ataturk Airport as well is very convenient and easy from Riva Hotel. Besides, you can get to important places such as Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center, Halic Congress Center, Beyoglu, Sultanahmet and Dolmabahce Palace by using public transportation system economically and comfortably.

From Riva Hotel, you can get to Istiklal Avenue -which is open only to the pedestrians and along where many remarkable cafés, bars, restaurants, theaters and art galleries are located- by foot. Istiklal Avenue, having an interesting historical background, is a favorite attraction for all tourists with its being a home to artistic activities and its dynamic and lively exciting night life.