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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Address: Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Personal favorites are Ortakoy, Sultanahmet and down the hill from Sishane through Galata to Karakoy... walk down rather than up unless you're feeling fit... or take the old metro. A nice walk is down from Beyazit through Eminonu, across Galata Bridge to Karakoy. Remember to turn around because there are views in every direction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Europe and Asia together. Nothing disliked me. Everything was different and interesting. So ancient, thousand of years of history there in the city, and the sea.

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We really loved the Blue Mosque, the Suleimaniye Mosque, the Hippodrome area with it's obelisks and the German Fountain, and the Haggia Sophia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

With the Blue Mosque and other cultural attractions all contained within such a compact area then it is easy to get around these attractions in one day or less depending on queues. Strangely enough you get less hassle from traders in the Grand Bizarre than anywhere else in Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It was great experience to be in old Istanbul.. I loved the view from Galata tower and kizkulesi (Uskudar) on the Asian side specially at night when you go set in-front of Kizkulesi, you will feel the nice and silence weather..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Awesome well worth a visit, full of beautiful buildings, lovely people and so much history to absorb

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Loved the beauty and history of Istanbul. Hotel location was great for exploring on foot. Most of the main attractions were within walking distance to each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I love old markets and the architecture and jumble of the Grand Bazaar. It serves both local and visiting customers. It was interesting to see so many shops and variety of merchandise, altho a person who is claustrophobic would not like it. We were directed by one of the merchants to a small lunch place that served excellent Turkish food.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were there for only three days but after "getting into" the history and culture, we wanted more time.....sounds like a another trip is necessary!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

the hotel is built in an old Turkish style. clean and neat. it's close to the historical area but also away from the crowd. close to the sea of Marmara.

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