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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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  • Be sure to visit! And don't forget to download the map on the Tablet, phone or make a printed card. All very beautiful, but the street is just a maze!
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  • Best place to stay if you want to see most famous historic places. Nice food and lots of hotels of varying budget.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful historical areas of Istanbul where there are a lot of tourists and hotels where you can stay and be near the historic areas
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