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Regional Mosques | Near Yeni Camii - Yeni Cami yakında | Egyptian Bazar - Mısır Çarşısı | Sublime Porte - Babıali | Alay Köşkü | Gülhane Parkı | Mint - darphane | Sultan Ahmed III fountain - Ahmed III çeşmesi | At Meydanı - Hippodrome | Kiliçhane | Near Sultan Ahmet stop | Near Nurosmaniye | Istanbul Lisesi | Near Byazit Mosque stop | Covered Bazaar, Kapalı çarşı | Valens aqueduct | Armenian School | Vefa Lisesi | A small scale bakery | Near Ali Paşa Han (and Rüstem Paşa mosque) | Atif Efendi Library | Good boza-makery | Burmalı Mescit | Arch of Theodosius

Kiliçhane

On the grounds of the Sultanahmet Vocational High School (a few hundred meters west of the Hippodrome square) there is a historical building, the Kiliçhane. This was a place where swords (kiliç) were produced. Its real name is Dımışkıhane, it was started in 1454. It had several functions after swords were no longer produced here, and now houses the Republic Education Museum of Istanbul. The museum was closed, so there was not much to see. The view from the school grounds is enviable.
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Climbing towards Suleyman mosque
Climbing towards Suleyman mosque