Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The four zones collectively known as Historic Areas of Istanbul contain some of the city's greatest sites, earning World Heritage status in 1985. Turkey's cultural capital, Istanbul is often considered the connection between East and West because of its strategic location between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, and between Anatolia and the Balkans. The four areas that make up this World Heritage Site are the Archeological Park, Suleymaniye quarter, Zayrek quarter, and the zone of the ramparts--altogether they contain over 2,000 years of historic sites, including the Galata Bridge, Beyazit Tower, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque, to name a few. Planning Istanbul trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • If you're coming to this country into the city you must visit the Spice Market and a Grand Bazaar. There is a little coffee shop on entry to the Grand Bazaar on the right hand side with a package and....  more »
  • In Istanbul everything is history. In every corner of the city you can breathe the great empire that once became. There is very good care of all the iconic facilities, from the Mosques to the...  more »

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