Things to do in Sultanahmet
Sultanahmet Square, which has a very important place in history, is a region where important historical monuments from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires are located. There are Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Obelisk and many churches from the Byzantine period. There are masterpieces from the Ottoman period such as Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, German Fountain and Blue Mosque.
Now let's try to explain what you can do in Sultanahmet square for you.
1. Full Day Istanbul Sultanahmet Tour
You can join Istanbul Ottoman and Byzantine Historical Sites Tour.
You will follow the traces of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires in Istanbul. Have the opportunity to visit all the historic sites of Byzantine and Ottoman Empire.
With a full-day Sultanahmet tour, you can visit the most popular historical places of Sultanahmet Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia and get information about these historical buildings. Since these historical buildings are within walking distance of each other, you can visit with a full-day tour.
2. Visiting Sultanahmet square and going to Eminönü
After visiting the Sultanahmet square and visiting the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapı Palace, you can shop in the Spice Bazaar with a short walk towards Eminönü. When you go to Eminönü, go down to the beach and eat fish and pickles.
3. After strolling in Sultanahmet square, take a walk towards the Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar is one of the most important markets in the Ottoman period. Here you can buy carpets, rugs, gift items, hookahs and many more handmade items.
You will have the chance to see many historical places on the way to the Grand Bazaar. You can stop by Çorlulu Ali Pasha Madrasa and drink hookah and apple tea.