The Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, and the underground cistern of Yerebatan Sarniçi all reside within the ancient neighborhood. (Tip: Skip the full tour of the entire Topkapi Palace and make a beeline for its harem, that legendary lair of the Ottoman sultans.) After you've scoped out the area's heavy-hitter sightseeing, here are some other spots worth exploring—in Sultanahmet and beyond.
Created by the editors of T+L for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Bring a Map
- Dining District
- Handicapped Accessible
- Notable Architecture
- Parking Available