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Things to Do in Sultanahmet: The Historic Center

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Aya Sofya
This soaring edifice is perhaps the greatest work of Byzantine...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Blue Mosque
Only after you enter the Blue Mosque do you understand the name...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Gülhane Parkı
Istanbul has precious few public green spaces, which makes this...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Hippodrome
It takes a bit of imagination to appreciate the Hippodrome—once...
Archaeological Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Istanbul Archaeology Museums
Step into this vast repository of spectacular finds, housed in...
Museums / Galleries Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam
On the western side of Gülhane Parkı, this museum, located in...
Museums / Galleries Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Küçük Aya Sofya
Built by Justinian as the Church of Sergius and Bacchus (patron...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Mosaic Museum
One of Istanbul's more fascinating sights, the small but well-done...
Museums / Galleries Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Süleyman the Magnificent commissioned Sinan to build this grandiose...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Camii
Built in 1571 for Sokollu Mehmet Pasha, a grand vizier to three...
Religious Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Topkapı Palace
This vast palace on Sarayburnu ("Seraglio Point"), above the...
Castles / Palaces Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
 
Yerebatan Sarnıcı
The major problem with the site of Byzantium was the lack of...
Archaeological Sites Sultanahmet: The Historic Center
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