Sultanahmet has many historical, touristic, cultural, architectural and local elements in terms of places to visit and Istanbul ranks first in the list of places to visit.
If you want to get to know Istanbul, Sultanahmet is one of the places you need to spend most of your time. We have made a list of places to visit in Sultanahmet.
You can find all the important places you can visit in Sultanahmet throughout the who names article “Places to visit Sultanahmet“.
Sultanahmet square is the first of the list of places to visit Sultanahmet
Sultanahmet Square is the most famous square in Istanbul where you can see something you should visit. Only the first one was built in the 2nd Century hippodrome by the Roman Empire in Turkey is not regarded as one of the world’s most magnificent square in Sultanahmet Square.
In addition to horse races, other social activities such as music, dance and acrobatics were organized in the hippodrome and the works that we can see today such as Hagia Sophia, Knitted Column, Obelisk, Serpent Column were made around this hippodrome. The square has survived to the present day, maintaining its importance throughout the ages.
The Blue Mosque, the complex and the mosque, located opposite the Hagia Sophia. The foundation of the building was laid in 1609 during the reign of Ahmet I. Although it was opened in 1616, it was completed in 1619. Built in place of the Great Palace of the Eastern Roman Empire, the mosque has complexes, madrasas, schools, bazaars, pavilions, darüşşifa, imaret and shrine.
Sultanahmet, which is the only mosque with six minarets of Istanbul, is also called Cam Mavi Camii nedeniyle (Blue Mosque) because of the tiles inside. The first dome of the Blue Mosque is 33.6 meters in diameter and 43 meters in height. The madrasa, which has 260 windows, is used as the archives of the Prime Ministry.
Haghia Sophia Museum
The Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the most important members of the world cultural heritage. Located opposite the Blue Mosque and built as a church, the building was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul and in 1935 it became a museum.
Its construction is thought to have been completed in the 4th century. During this period, it was decided to build a larger church instead of a burning church. The architects of Hagia Sophia, made of brick, stone and marble, are Mathematicians Anthemios and Isidoros of Miletus. The second church, which was completed in the 6th century, is an indicator of wealth not only in terms of architecture but also in political and economic terms. Located on an area of 70 x 100 square meters, the building has undergone many repairs.