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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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  • The district is full of tourists, people, restaurants...visiting it is a must! The Mosquee is very nice, it's good to spend 30 min for a visit inside, and then to have a trip on the district shops and...  more »
  • You get inside the story, everything is near everything alive and you can see everything. Lots of restaurants and cafes, but the most important thing is the atmosphere
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