Things to see around Sultanahmet Square

Sogukcesme Street

Located in Sultanahmet between Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, and the gate of Gülhane Park, Soğukçeşme Sokağı is a car-free cobblestone street lined with historic houses....
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Million Stone

The Million Stone is the remaining fragment of a larger Milion monument that dates back to the 4th Century AD. It served as the starting...
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Great Palace Mosaic Museum

Located near Sultanahmet Square, the Great Palace Mosaic Museum houses an important collection of Byzantine mosaics from the Great Palace of Constantinople. Dating back to...
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Hippodrome (Atmeydani)

Located adjacent to the Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome of Constantinople was a former sporting and social center of the Byzantine...
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Istanbul, or Byzantium as it called then, was first established by Greek pilgrims from Megara in Greek land in 667 BC. They established their city at Seraglio Point (Sarayburnu) which is now held by Topkapi Palace. However, recent discoveries at a metro construction site in Yenikapi dates the very first date of Istanbul’s settlement back to nearly 8000 years ago, which makes the city one of the oldest still-inhabited places of the world. This peninsula was listed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Sultanahmet, walking distance to the all historical sights of Istanbul named the old city.