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Sultanahmet District, Istanbul

Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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  • If you are a tourist it’s the centre of most of the attractions . It’s also fun with great restaurants and you can visit Haghia Sophia , the Blue Mosque , the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar . It’s...  more »
  • Walking in Sultanahmet District is a really nice experience during a visit to Istanbul. You would enjoy the scenery.  more »
  • Sultanahmet is the old town centre of Istanbul, from where one can visit three of the most amazing sights on this planet: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.  more »

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