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Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul

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The four zones collectively known as Historic Areas of Istanbul contain some of the city's greatest sites, earning World Heritage status in 1985. Turkey's cultural capital, Istanbul is often considered the connection between East and West because of its strategic location between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, and between Anatolia and the Balkans. The four areas that make up this World Heritage Site are the Archeological Park, Suleymaniye quarter, Zayrek quarter, and the zone of the ramparts--altogether they contain over 2,000 years of historic sites, including the Galata Bridge, Beyazit Tower, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque, to name a few. Our Istanbul tourist route planner makes visiting Historic Areas of Istanbul and other Istanbul attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We found Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities we have visited. The people where amazing so friendly and the food fantastic. One of our favourite cities a must to do  more »
  • Save a day to enjoy the historical place. Hagia Sophia, Blue mosque, Topkapi palace, Basilica cistern are all at a walking distance from each other. A big beautiful water Fountain decorate the middle ...  more »
  • Istanbul to me is the most beautiful city in the world! Think you're visiting Constantinople, the city two separated continents. Just wonderful!
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