The Old City of Istanbul, also known as the Historic Peninsula or Sultanahmet, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most significant areas in Istanbul, Turkey. It served as the heart of the city for many centuries and is home to numerous historical landmarks and architectural treasures from various periods of history.

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Hagia Sophia
Originally built as a Christian basilica in the 6th century, later converted into a mosque, and now functioning as a museum (as of my last update), Hagia Sophia is an architectural masterpiece renowned for its massive dome and stunning mosaics.
Topkapi Palace
This palace served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. It houses a vast collection of artifacts, including the belongings of the Prophet Muhammad and exquisite Ottoman treasures.
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)
Famous for its six minarets and intricate blue tilework, the Blue Mosque is an iconic symbol of Istanbul. It's still an active mosque and also welcomes visitors outside of prayer times.
Grand Bazaar
One of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, the Grand Bazaar offers a labyrinth of shops selling everything from carpets and jewelry to spices and souvenirs. It's a bustling hub of activity and a must-visit for shoppers and sightseers alike.
Spice Bazaar
Also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, this colorful market specializes in spices, Turkish delight, dried fruits, and other culinary delights. It's a sensory feast and a great place to experience Istanbul's vibrant food culture.
Suleymaniye Mosque
Dominating the city's skyline, this majestic mosque was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. It's renowned for its grandeur and architectural beauty.


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