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Nice add on to the Hygia Sophia. Follow the wall round to the left and you find it. Free to enter but a notice says women need to cover their hair which they don't have to next door. We couldn't see anywhere to borrow a...More
A good collection of tombs of several sultans in different buildings. All colourfully finished in varying intricacies of tile designs each with resulting in different impressive interiors. Easily visited located between Topkapi Palace and Haghia Sophia.
These tombs are sandwiched between Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, with a small alleyway leading to them with only a sign saying "Turbe Muzesi". However well worth visiting, classic ottoman architecture, with some simpler than others. Theres a few sultans and their families buried here....More
Around the side of the Aya Sofia, near the entrance to Topkapi, are these 5 tombs with free entry. Each has very nice design on the ceilings and not many people visit them, so it's a great place to sit down quietly for a while.
This is housed inside the Hagia Sophia complex but with a separate (and free) entrance to the side. Exiting Hagia Sophia and turn left, walk down to the end and then turn left again. You'll be facing the entrance to Topkapi Palace complex in the...More
There are Sultans' Turbes just behind the Aya Sofia. Inside of each turbes are decorated with Iznik tiles and I think these turbes are both historically and artistically important considering they are at the center of Sulanahmet area. There's no entrance fee, and not so...More
Not so easy to find, this place has a very important historical meaning. There are for sure better spots in Istanbul, but if by chance you have the time it is for sure a good idea to get into. Entrance is for free.
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.