One Day in Istanbul. [The Best of Old City]

Turkey, Istanbul Guide (B): One Day in Istanbul. [The Best of Old City]

Istanbul is one of the most exciting and accessible cities to explore. Within walking distance, you will find all the classic Istanbul attractions. The famous Istanbul landmarks that draw millions of visitors each year to this magical and exotic city.

Wheather you do a self-guided tour or take an Istanbul Old City walking tour, even if you only had one day in Istanbul, you can still tick off all the main attractions Istanbul is famous for. If you have more time to spend in this intriguing city, a day in the Old City is a great introduction to Istanbul.

Sultanahmet Square, also known as Hippodrome is the heart of the Old City and central point for Istanbul sightseeing.

The compact and relatively traffic free area of Sultanahmet makes it easy to explore Istanbul’s best attraction on foot including the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and The Blue Mosque. Sultanahmet Square is the centre of the Old City of Istanbul.

Sultanahmet Square was the original setting of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. A public venue for chariot races, athletic events and political activities, back when the city was known as Constantinople. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Day in Istanbul. [The Best of Old City]
Guide Location: Turkey » Istanbul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kate O'malley
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.vagrantsoftheworld.com/classic-istanbul/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Obelisk of Theodosius
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Caferaga Madrasa
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Blue Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar

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