Enter the walls of one of the largest and most ancient cities of the world to visit the museums and mosques in the SultanAhmet area.
Visit the breath taking interiors of one of the oldest historical sights in Istanbul. Built in 537 A.D, Hagia Sophiya was a Greek orthodox church that was later converted into a mosque. Today it is a museum boasting original interiors of the church and remains of the mosque.
BLUE MOSQUE (Sultan Ahmed)
Standing directly opposite the Hagia Sophiya the Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Famous for its Iznik tiles this Turkish jewel is a must-see for everyone visiting Turkey.
HIPPODROME (Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm)
Visit the square once used as a sporting arena predating Constantinople itself. Though a few fragments of the original structure survive, the square still boasts some of the most glorious monuments built in this great city. The SERPENT COLUMN , OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS & GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM are the ancient treasures to be seen.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR
In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.