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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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  • we come firs time in istanbul it was really nice and touristic place we went to blue mosque it was amazing.  more »
  • Sultanahmet is d most beautiful, serene and green area in Istanbul, it is a must visit for all, u can buy souvenirs from lot of small shops around that area  more »
  • Do not miss the Sultanahmet District as it places you directly between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.  more »

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