THREE HISTORIC NEIGHBOURHOODS FOR LOVERS OF ISTANBUL
Istanbul, more than 2000 years, has been associated with major events in political, religious and art history, and it was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire. The Historic Areas of Istanbul are a group of sites in the capital district of Fatih. These areas were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. The list includes buildings and structures such as the Sarayburnu, the Topkapı Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Hagia Irene, Zeyrek Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia and the Walls of Constantinople.
In Fatih district of Istanbul, Balat is a neighbourhood that has retained a link between Turkey’s cosmopolitan Ottoman past and the present. It is home to many important synagogues and churches. Being a tourist is full of fun here, because Balat is one of the most photogenic places of Istanbul.
Where you can visit in Balat? Fener Rum Ortodoks Patrikhanesi, Fener Rum Erkek Lisesi, Ferruh Kethuda Camii, Sveti Stefan Kilisesi, Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hamamı, Moğolların Meryemi Kilisesi, Balat streets, Balat Antikacıları, Çıfıt Çarşısı (Cheat Market), Molla Aşki Cami, Balat Gate, Tur-i Sina Kilisesi.
Where you can eat/drink in Balat?: Forno Balat, Cafe Naftalin K, İncir Ağacı Kahvesi, Agora Meyhanesi, Balat Hobbit House, Atolye Kafası Hangar, Balat Antik Kafe, Minik Kalpler Balat, Çanak, Sahil Restoran, Balat İşkembe Salonu, Afilli Cezve.
It takes this name from 1st Ahmad and also it is the first hill of Seven Hills of Istanbul. Sultanahmet makes together the history, architecture, culture and art of the three empires in Istanbul.
Where you can visit in Sultan Ahmet? Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Cami), Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern(Yerebatan Sarıcı), Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, Arasta Bazaar, German Fountain, III. Ahmad Fountain, Cağaloğlu Hamamı, Örme Sütun, Gülhane Parkı, Panorama 1453 Tarih Müzesi, Grand Bazzaar, Beyazit Square, Sahhaflar Bookshop.
Where you can eat/drink in Sultan Ahmet? Erol Taş Kahvesi, Kadırga Havuzlu Kahvesi, Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Sofa Cafe and Restaurant, Sultanahmet Ottoman Fish Terrace House, Deraliye Restaurant, Hafız Mustafa 1864, Karaköy Güllüoğlu, Bolulu Hasan Usta.
For the most who want to discover Istanbul, the first visit place is Beyoğlu. Beyoğlu is a cultural center with green city parks, a lot of museums and the sites of the world heritage.
Where you can visit in Beyoğlu?: Galata Tower, Taksim Gezi Park, Miniatürk on Golden Horn, Pera Museum, The Museum of Innocence (The Museum of Innocence was created by Turkish Nobel awarded Orhan Pamuk, inspired by his novel of the same name), Taksim Square, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istiklal Street, Asmalımescit, Aznavur Pasajı, Atlas Pasajı, Balık Pazarı (Fish Market), Galatasaray Hammam, Hazzo Pulo Pasajı, Saint Antonie.
Where you can eat/drink in Beyoğlu?: Çiçek Pasajı (you can eat fish dinner), Meşhur Beyoğlu (you can try chocolate), Zencefil, Fıccın, Antiochia.