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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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  • Sadly the Blue Mosque was undergoing rennovations inside, so that wasn't as good as it could have been, but the other mosque was outstanding. The area was VERY VERY busy, but well wroth a trip. We.....  more
    Sadly the Blue Mosque was undergoing rennovations inside, so that wasn't as good as it could have been, but the other mosque was outstanding. The area was VERY VERY busy, but well wroth a trip. We.....  more »
  • It was very busy and an amazing site, you do need to get your bearings and see the most of this place, if you stay local it is worth visiting and experiencing the street food 
    It was very busy and an amazing site, you do need to get your bearings and see the most of this place, if you stay local it is worth visiting and experiencing the street food  more »

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