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The starting point for any visitor to the city, come here to be wowed by the splendours of the Ottoman and Byzantine capital. The district of Sultanahmet encompasses Ayasofya (Haghia Sophia), the Atmeydanı (Hippodrome), the Topkapı Palace, the Archaeoglogical Museums, the Museum of Ibrahim Pasha (Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art), the Mosque of Sultanahmet (the Blue Mosque), and much more besides. See Cornucopia 50 Istanbul Unwrapped: The Sultan's City

1Seraglio Point

Paris has its Versailles, St Petersburg its Hermitage, but both palaces served for a mere twinkling of the eye compared with the Topkapı, residence of the Ottoman sultans for some 400 years.