The historic centre of old Istanbul lies on a peninsula in the European part of the city. Comprising the districts of Eminönü and Fatih, it corresponds approximately to the extent of Constantinople in the 15th century. This area lies on the southern shores of the Golden Horn, which separates the old city center from the northern and younger parts of the European side.

01 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 02 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 03 Hagia Sophia and Blue mosque domes 04 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque dome and minaret
05 Lawn and Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 06 Pink building near Hagia Sofia 07 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 08 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque
09 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 10 Inner court of Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 11 Inner court of Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque 12 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque domes
13 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque minaret 14 Gazebo in park 15 Gazebo in park 16 Sultan Ahmed Blue mosque minarets 17 Christian church
18 Panoramic view of Golden Horn with Hagia Sophia, the Blue mosque and Topkapi palace 19 Topkapi palace
20 Panoramic view of Golden Horn with Hagia Sophia, Blue mosque and Topkapi palace 21 Panoramic view of Golden Horn with Hagia Sophia and Blue mosque
22 Yeni mosque at sunset 23 Yeni mosque at sunset 24 Yeni mosque at dusk
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