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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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  • We stayed in this district and it was walkable, historical, and picturesque. A bit touristy, but only on the surface. Just scratch the surface and you cannot ignore the layers of history and...  more »
  • Do not fall for guys who are here to prey upon unsuspecting tourists. They sell you tours that does not exist.  more »
  • We stayed 02 Nights in this Area for the reason we wanted to visit historical places nearby and on walking distance most of the Hotels are having small rooms but hospitality, politeness and very...  more »

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