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Sultanahmet District, Istanbul
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Boasting many of the city's most important sites, from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque to the Grand Bazaar, Sultanahmet District serves as the historic and tourist center of Istanbul. This old district is bordered on three sides by bodies of water--the Golden Horn, Bosphorus, and Sea of Marmara--which is why it's commonly called the "Walled City." While today the quarter is only part of this expansive and sprawling city, it used to make up almost the entirety of Constantinople. Enjoy a plethora of sights while walking through the concentrated center or take a Bosphorus cruise from the shores of this peninsula. Take a look at our Istanbul family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Sultanahmet District and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Hagia Sophia and sultan Ahmet Mosque is the center of history's most popular blue with authentic, with colorful and historic streets museums will see a place for a nice time tell me mine
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  • Surrounded by shopping and stall owners, all offering tea and sales, it is possible to be a little overwhelmed in this tourist hub. The district seems to always be busy... but the buildings are beauti...  more »
  • Very busy location, full of character and lots of history. A very bustling type of atmosphere, with lots of tourist attractions in this area. A must visit place