Sultanahmet



Sultanahmet is the old city or in other words the historical center of the city of Istanbul. This where all the main historical attractions, monuments and the mosques are. The nice part about Sultanahmet is that all historical sites are close enough to one another to be easily accessed on foot. Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and Basilica Cistern are among the most famous and major historical examples. The shopping haven and the historical bank, the Grand Bazaar, is also connected to Sultanahmet: One of its main entrances can be reached walking through Sultanahmet. Besides its historical richness, Sultanahmet also offers a vivid social scene. It is filled with hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, rug stores and souvenir shops. The locals, nevertheless, do not hang out around here as much. The social scene of Sultanahmet seems more reserved for the tourists. Fes Cafe is one of the cozy places to have lunch or a cup coffee or to drop by in the evening for drinks. The famous Sultanahmet Köftecisi, which is a meatball house, is also here. Although, there are many imitators of this meatball house around the city, the first and the original one is in Sultanahmet. The era of 60s and those familiar to the hippie movement, may also be aware that the famous Pudding Shop, where the hippies traveling from all around the world used to meet at, is also in Sultanahmet. Sultanahmet is a neighbourhood, that is impossible to fit into a few lines of descriptive words. The best is to hit the Divan Yolu, the main street, with its hundreds of tiny back streets and alleyways and explore the history of the old city.

Nightlife

Yeşil Ev Garden
The North Shield Pub
Rumeli Café
Altin Kupa
Java Studio
Cheers
Club Academia
Istanbul Altin Kupa Restaurant
Sultan Pub
Theodora Pub
Cennet

Attractions

Cagaloglu Hamam
Cemberlitas Hamami
Yeşil Ev Garden
Hippodrome
Kapali Çarsi (Covered Market)
Mosaic Museum
Arasta Bazaar
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Kösk Hamam
1001 Direk Sarnici
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi)
Haseki Hurrem Sultan Hamami
Museum of Turkish Carpets
Column of Constantine
Arasta Halicilik
Ismail Yigit
Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts (Turk Ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
Mahmutpasa Camii

Restaurants

Subaşı Lokantası
Pudding Shop
Rami
Amedros
Best Western Acropol Hotel
Darüzziyafe
Altin Kupa
Java Studio
Fes Cafe
Dubb Indian Restaurant & Gallery
Balikçi Sabahattin
Matbah Restaurant
Mozaic Café/Restaurant
Sultan Pub
Konyali Topkapi Sarayi Lokantasi
Cennet
Tarihi Selim Usta Sultanahmet Köftecisi
Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet
Rumeli Café

Hotels

Hotel Perula
Istanbul Suite Home
Ibrahim Pasa Hotel
Allstar Ambassador Hotel
Hotel Arcadia
Cordial House Hotel
Amisos Hotel
Empress Zoe
Yesil Ev
Sarnic Hotel
Artefes
Side Hotel & Pension
Levni Hotel & Spa
Sokullu Pasa Hotel
Ottoman Hotel Park
Hotel Pamphylia
Hotel Poem
Sultan Tourist Hostel
Ayasofya Pansiyonlari
Hotel Şebnem
Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Hotel
Berk Guesthouse
Merit Antique
Best Western Citadel Hotel
Orient Hostel
Hotel St Sophia
Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Sultanahmet Palace Hotel
Terrace Guesthouse
Hotel Konuk Evi

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