As a tourist or as a citizen, it doesn’t matter; Sultanahmet is the spot that has to be seen by everyone. This little historical peninsula offer the city’s hidden treasures; Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and many more.
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Why should you get to know Sultanahmet? This old city district, Sultanahmet, offers you great adventures and many tourist attractions to be explored. Here are some of them;
• HAGIA SOPHIA
One of the most visited museums, Hagia Sophia (known as Ayasofya) is accepted as the largest church in the world. This construction is able to carry the Byzantine features up to today and it remains as one of the great monuments of the history.
• TOPKAPI PALACE
Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) is a huge complex including courtyards, rooms and tower. One can come across with the features of Islamic art almost everywhere in the building. The main places of Topkapi Palace are Harem, Second and Third Court, Imperial Council Chamber, Palace Kitchens, Sacred Safekeeping Room and Imperial Treasury.
• GRAND BAZAAR
Grand Bazaar (known as Kapalicarsi) is one of Istanbul’s largest and oldest markets and there are approximately 3,000 touristis shop inside of it. In 2004, it ranked the first place as the world’s most visited tourist attraction. In Grand Bazaar, mainly there are jewellery, dried nuts and fruits, rug and carpet, leather goods, casual clothes shops.
• BLUE MOSQUE
The mosque with 6 minarets, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) is a great treasure from the history; this amazing mosque amazes people with its beautiful construction and great architecture. The ruins of Ottoman architecture can be clearly seen in Blue Mosque.
• BASILICA CISTERN
Located on the west side of Sultanahmet district, Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici) is one of the largest ancient cisterns and it is held up by 336 columns. Lies under the city of Istanbul, Basilica Cistern was built in the 6th century and during the Byzantine period. “Medusa Column Bases” should be seen here since this is a great ruin remained from the late Roman period.