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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #1 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

narrow streets, interesting, old buildings, quiet but close to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and more... Small restaurants, lovely roof-top terraces with great views, fresh air from the sea...

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prestwick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Wonderful sites and the sense of history is overwhelming. Very easy to see on foot though navigating at times can be a bit hit and miss.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

there is a lot of history about all the sultans and all his wives, there are also clothes from the sultans and much more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous specifically at night - a must go in Istanbul - really fascinating with the different lights illuminating the historic buildings

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Plenty of things to see and do. The men like to be forward with single traveling ladies. Aside from that, there are so many faces of Istanbul. The summer weather was great!! Lost of the mosques and museums are walking distance to each other.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Historical places were kept cleaned and organised but when buying drinks make sure you and seller know the agreed price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Istanbul is an amazing city with a vibrant culture and a very colourful history. Many aspects of its history are readily accessible through the wealth of historic buildings, museums and monuments - especially in the area called Sultanhamet.

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We got our walking shoes on and in 3 days walked the streets visiting all the historic sites as well as crossing the water to the other shores. By walking you see and experience a lot more of the city rather than just following the usual tourist trail. Its easy to navigate around with a basic map! We have loved... More

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited Istanbul in August 2014 as a family with 2 young kids. I love the city as it is a good mixture of modern and historical places. A lot of places to see both historical and modern. The palaces, the mosque, the food, the streets, everything is wonderful. The historical monuments are very well preserved. There is history on... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Aghia Sophia is awe inspiring as is Chora. Palace good as was Blue Mosque. Must see mosaic church just near Spice bazaar

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