Sultanahmet, located in Fatih, one of the first districts that come to mind when it comes to Istanbul, is frequently visited in terms of tourist attractions. Many historical monuments and cultural heritage, which have an important place in the history of Istanbul, are located in this neighbourhood. It takes its name from Ahmet I, the Ottoman sultan.
The list of Sultanahmet tourist attractions is as follows;
- Topkapi Palace
- Hagia Sophia Mosque
- Basilica Cistern
- Blue Mosque
- Sultanahmet Square
- Gulhane Park
- Basilica Cistern
- Serefiye Cistern
- Arasta Bazaar
- Mosaic Museum
- Turkish and Islamic Museum
- Museum of the History of Islamic Science and Technology
This list can be enriched with many more works. Topkapı Palace, which is in the first place in the list, is the palace built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet after the administration of Istanbul was taken and the state was ruled for 400 years. Since 1924, it has been accepted as a museum in order to be opened to the public.
Sultanahmet Mosque, which is on the list and named after its neighbourhood, was built by the order of Ahmet I. This mosque, which is located opposite Hagia Sophia Mosque, has 16 honours. These balconies show that Ahmet I was the 16th Ottoman sultan. This famous city, which has hosted many civilisations for centuries, contains the effects of many cultures. It is possible to see the influence of different cultures in historical buildings. For this reason, it is considered as one of the frequent destinations of thousands of tourists every year. When you go to Istanbul, all the famous artefacts in the list mentioned above are worth seeing. As you continue your journey of exploring Istanbul, you can add other parts of the city to your travel book.
How can I visit Sultanahmet?
Sultanahmet is a very busy area in terms of tourist attractions. It is located in one of the most popular districts of Istanbul and is very easy to reach. In order to see the historical buildings accepted as one of the symbols of Sultanahmet and to have a pleasant historical trip, you should investigate the means of transport in advance. Airport transfer or road transport options should be investigated at this point. You can plan the hotel you stay in this way in order not to have problems with transportation and to reach many points easily on foot.
Today, it is not possible to finish the Sultanahmet tourist attractions, which attracts the attention of the masses of tourists, in a single day. For this reason, you need at least 4 or 5 days to show the necessary interest in each structure. In order to fully understand the structure of Sultanahmet and enjoy the famous dishes of the period, restaurants that add Ottoman cuisine to their menu can be preferred.
Hotels in Sultanahmet
Since Sultanahmet is a touristic area, there are many famous hotels, boutique hotels or hostels. It is more advantageous to prefer hotels close to Sultanahmet tourist attractions in order to visit these structures easily. Among the details that should be especially considered in hotel selection, the first place is the location advantage. Although the hotel's features are effective, the location usually becomes more important in tourist trips.
Byzantium Hotel is a special boutique hotel located in Sultanahmet, which also harbours many historical features. It provides convenience to people of many nationalities with its multilingual service. It is one of the most popular hotels in the neighbourhood where you can start your day with a delicious and rich Turkish breakfast and also find services such as secure luggage, free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning, snack bar, gym, mini-bar, sauna, Turkish Bath. It has adopted a mission to leave its guests with an unforgettable memory of a trip to Sultanahmet and to ask them to come here again.
To stay at Byzantium Hotel, you can contact online or by calling by determining your trip dates and the number of people and you can easily make your reservation.