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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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  • All the main sights are here. 10 minute tram ride to get to others. Many places to eat/drink. If not been to Istanbul before then stay in this area. 
    All the main sights are here. 10 minute tram ride to get to others. Many places to eat/drink. If not been to Istanbul before then stay in this area.  more »
  • Excellent place to visit when in Istanbul. Has the 2 main historic mosques within a few minutes walking distance, as well as the historic local mosques. Plenty of restaurants & souvenir shops. The....  more
    Excellent place to visit when in Istanbul. Has the 2 main historic mosques within a few minutes walking distance, as well as the historic local mosques. Plenty of restaurants & souvenir shops. The....  more »

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