Places to visit in the historical peninsula of Istanbul during your trip to Istanbul Turkey10.09.2017 - 15:34
Istanbul’s historical peninsula is located in the heart of the city of Istanbul. It is surrounded by the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. The first settlement on the historical peninsula was founded by Greeks from Megara in 685 BC in the name of Byzantium. The reason why the region is named as the historical peninsula is Istanbul's oldest settlement, as well as the numerous historical artifacts it contains.
Istanbul has always been very important for the civilizations that have dominated the city throughout history due to its strategic location linking Europe and Asia. With these features, the city became the capital of great empires such as Rome, East Rome and Ottoman Empire. Istanbul, which brought together this magnificent history and different religions, cultures, communities and works of their products in a unique geography, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.
Sultanahmet Square, the most popular place of historical peninsula, is also known as Hippodrome and Horse Square. This is one of Istanbul's most visited tourist attractions and the most visited by local and foreign people. Sultanahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapı Palace, Yerebatan Cistern and some more historical monuments are here. At the same time, tourist attractions, cafes and restaurants as well as many shops offer a fun and exciting environment to the people who want to have an magnificent and safe trip to Turkey.
Topkapı Palace is located on the historical peninsula and is one of the most visited places of Istanbul. The Topkapı Palace where the Ottoman Sultans lived is a place that should be seen in Istanbul with its magnificent architecture and the values it hosts. Built in the 7th century by Sultan Ahmed II, Sultanahmet Mosque is one of the most beautiful architectural constructions and mosques of Istanbul and the world with its magnificent architecture and 6 minarets on the historical peninsula. Constructed as a church by the Byzantine Emperor in 325, Hagia Sophia was rebuilt in 537 and after the conquest of Istanbul, it was converted it into a mosque by Sultan II Mehmet. Hagia Sophia, which is shown as the eighth wonder of the world, now serves as a museum and is definitely a place to visit in Istanbul. Beyazıt Square is a popular tourist destination also. The Grand Bazaar and Sahaflar Bazaar are also here. Especially for the foreign tourists, there are countless clothing stores.
You can spend a day on the Historical Peninsula with our daily sightseeing tours to witness the centuries-old history of Istanbul and get to know the capital city of the empire and this will be an unforgettable day. And This Opportunity Is Waiting For You! To get information about our daily sightseeing tours please feel free to contact us!