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.


Yeşil Ev Garden

The North Shield Pub

Rumeli Café

Altin Kupa

Java Studio


Club Academia

Istanbul Altin Kupa Restaurant

Sultan Pub

Theodora Pub



Cagaloglu Hamam

Cemberlitas Hamami

Yeşil Ev Garden


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


Subaşı Lokantası

Pudding Shop



Best Western Acropol Hotel


Altin Kupa

Java Studio

Fes Cafe

Dubb Indian Restaurant & Gallery

Balikçi Sabahattin

Matbah Restaurant

Mozaic Café/Restaurant

Sultan Pub

Konyali Topkapi Sarayi Lokantasi


Tarihi Selim Usta Sultanahmet Köftecisi

Faros Restaurant Sultanahmet

Rumeli Café


Hotel Perula

Istanbul Suite Home

Ibrahim Pasa Hotel

Allstar Ambassador Hotel

Hotel Arcadia

Cordial House Hotel

Amisos Hotel

Empress Zoe

Yesil Ev

Sarnic Hotel


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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