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Sultanahmet District, Istanbul

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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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  • My son and I stayed there for the second time and would stay there again. Most of the sights are there and within walking distance. The Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Gulhane Park and...  more »
  • The gardens, the fountains, all the buildings around, everything is beautiful . From one side the Hagia Sofia, on the other side the Blue mosque and in-between the gardens, fountains and the house...  more »

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