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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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  • Very medieval, and sometimes confusing, it makes out the charm of the district. I went to my hotel at night on the search and that was not so easy. With the help of locals, I found it however and on in search of the shelter, involuntarily, I explored the area. It invites you to stroll and relax and all attractions are also nearby. Have fun exploring!
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  • Hi everybody I am very lucky to spent my time in Old City of Istanbul. There are many interesting historic sites to visit ,nice restaurants and shops,really I'm in a different world and If you like mu...  more »
  • The truth is that this city is very compelling, precious where it you look at it and steeped in history, is amazing to observe the rhythm that moves the normal life of the city, all have attractive and taking ferries to connect each sector is exciting! must move through these areas
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