Reading list | Old City

The peninsula of the Old City was Constantine's New Rome and Ottoman Stamboul. Here are the key sights: Topkapı Palace, Ayasofia, the Süleymaniye and Blue Mosques, the Covered Bazaar and much else. Take good shoes. The Old City was the subject of Cornucopia 50, the first of the Istanbul Unwrapped series of the magazine.

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