Istanbul - Sultanahmet & Around (PDF Chapter)
With so many significant monuments and museums in close proximity, devising an itinerary helps to make the most of your time. You’ll need at least three days (four or five would be better) to do the neighbourhood justice.
- stand beneath the magnificent dome of Aya Sofya and imagine what it would have been like to attend a candlelit service in the greatest of all Byzantine churches
- uncover the secrets of the Harem in the opulent Topkapı Palace complex, which evokes the exotic, savage, Game of Thrones–like customs of the Ottoman court
- gaze up at the six minarets and many domes of the Blue Mosque, an Ottoman masterpiece
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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