Sultanahmet District, Istanbul

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Address: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34012, Turkey

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There is something fascinating about the old quarters and narrow lanes of Istanbul. The Sultanahmet district in Istanbul is located in the historic Old Istanbul, what was fondly called as “Stambol” by the 19th-century travelers. While walking down the lanes of this beautiful and nostalgic part of the city, you will come across Topkapi Palace, Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), the Byzantine Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Saray), Binbirdirek Cistern, the Istanbul Archeological Museums, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, and several other sights. Named after Sultan Ahmet I, the one who built the Blue Mosque, this district is dashed with local colors and Turkish delight.

Sultanahmet District Information

  • Many of the hotels are just a few minutes' stroll from this place.
  • Entry is free.

How To reach Sultanahmet District by Public Transport

  • By Light Rail: Cemberlitas station

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  • Istanbul is very big, old and nice city, almost everywhere is a shopping center;) Turkish food are very tasty and delicious, many historical place and museum for visiting..Turkish citizens are friendly and nice however 99% taxi drivers are a true bast... so always try to use public transport and avoid using taxi in turkey, they stuck himself to the traffic, going to the wrong direction, after half way driving saying to you that he don't know the address.. circling the streets instead going straight to the address.. and much more tricks to get more money from you.. i speaking Turkish like my mother language and I had several time pay much more than i should and one time taxi driver bring us to the 1,2 km away from our hotel and said street is blocked.. ( sure if my girlfriend was not with me i jumping to my doggy mood instead paying ) other thing is when we walked on the street near restaurants or coffee some workers stop us and with low English level try to bring us to the table almost with force, when I saying we finished dinner right now they saying ok its fine but come one time more eat in our restaurant too.. I accept one day Turkish municipality forbidden this kind of behavior from restaurants workers.. Many Arabic women's from head to foots in black covers all around the city even in the private beach with full of women's in bikinis! Totally visiting Istanbul is very nice full of fun and joy.. visitors who don't speak Turkish language avoid walking at night in the empty and dark sites alone or with a woman..

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  • The public transportation is great in İstanbul especially the tram, this station is close the most popular landmarks, blue mosque and Aya Sophia, and Hafiz Mustafa ;)

  • The icon of Istanbul and its most happening place. Must be on your places to visit. Historic places like Blue Mosque and Sofiya Ayaat , museum, bazzar, park and lot many places to visit in just one place. You can have a look of Istanbul strait entrance with ships movements. Very worth place to visit. Traffic is very conjusted so consider you time accordingly.

  • You can get in and talk to an imam who will explain whatever you want to know about islam

  • Houses Hagia Sofia, blue mosque, topkapi palace, basilica cistern, hippodrome, Haman hurram sultan and other historical places, this is a must see for all Istanbul visitors.

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