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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Sultanahmet District Reviews
Very nice to visit. A lot of people. Be careful when you are with kids.A lot of shops and restaurants. Not very clean but still beautiful. Asian side of Istanbul is more cheap for accommodation and fo... more »
De visita obligada, es un hermoso parque con las dos Mezquitas enfrentadas, la Azul y la Santa Sofía (ésta hoy es un Museo). more »A must- visit, it is a beautiful park with the two mosques facing each other, the Blue and the Hagia Sophia (this is today a Museum).
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