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Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I am amazed at all the history in this city alone. Every area has some sort of history. It is a truly amazing city. 
  • By any chance, if you get to Istanbul, stay in the town district of Sultanahmet and the culture and the real feel of Turkey will come to life as you begin to live it, eat it and sleep it! Must enjoy t...  read more »
  • Explore the historic areas of Istanbul, as old city of more than two thousand years just grabs you.
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