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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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  • Being one of the best cities I have ever visited the City of Istanbul is full of life. The historical areas with its cobbled streets are a must see. I located a 150 year old Hammam that had been visit...  more »
  • Istanbul is not the every corner of every street date for money Strait a city with parks in this city, you will not be able to visit if you stay for many years. A few times a year to see necessary to go
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  • Try to visit at a various times. Morning, after noon and evening. Each has its charm. Take your time while there. Set at the open spaces around the monuments or at the monuments, be it indoors or outd...  more »