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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. With our online itinerary creator, Istanbul attractions like Sultanahmet District can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Sultanahmet is awash with world class historic sites with a lovely open areas full of families in the evening.  more »
  • We stayed in this area and loved exploring the old district of Istanbul. We found the people to be lovely...most could speak English. Loved the diversity of everything. Felt safe. So much to explore! ...  more »
  • I love Istanbul, his way of being, the environment, the people... It is a beautiful place that must be visited at least once in life.
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