Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul

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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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  • It is very nice to take a ferry ride and see Europe on one side and Asia on the other. The landscape is amazing and seeing the history of so many civilizations together is a privilege.
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  • There is nothing like staying in the middle of the Sultan Ahmet historic area in Istanbul… Steps away from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia and easy walk to the world-famous bazaar, Istanbul is a g...  more »
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