Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul

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The four zones collectively known as Historic Areas of Istanbul contain some of the city's greatest sites, earning World Heritage status in 1985. Turkey's cultural capital, Istanbul is often considered the connection between East and West because of its strategic location between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, and between Anatolia and the Balkans. The four areas that make up this World Heritage Site are the Archeological Park, Suleymaniye quarter, Zayrek quarter, and the zone of the ramparts--altogether they contain over 2,000 years of historic sites, including the Galata Bridge, Beyazit Tower, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque, to name a few. Planning Istanbul trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The Galada towers and the area surrounding are a fairytale town with steep streets, nice kind people, a fun funicular train and a breath taking view of the city from the tower. every ice-cream seller....  more »
  • I set my mind on how to tell the unique beauties while visiting the historical peninsula. But the fiction has changed! Because there are so many cultural treasures that if I tell the Galata Tower...  more »
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