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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Address: Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #1 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My friends and I visited Instanbul as part of a small group from Malasia . we visited old city places . Hagia sophia-Blue mosque-Topkapaı places . and bosphors. Our guide really made it easy for a younger crowd to understand and connect to what was being shared. Our group learned so much from our entire time in Turkey but learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed in the old city. I just loved the ambience of the entire place - the sounds of the call to prayer - the side streets and surprises around each corner. We bartered for a rug, visited the Spice Market ( less touristy than the Grand Bazaar) and had a brilliant private tour with Okan from TSC travel. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Turks are friendly and very respectful with their culture and ours (which in the end is the same). The monuments are clean, organised and people are always up to help. In Istanbul 2,500 years of history and culture await you. Expect also one of the most delicious food in the world

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

In this central area of Istanbul, you ill certainly smell the history of the Otman Empire in everything you see, streets, mosques and museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Blue mosque & all mosques for that matter, Pierre Loti cable carriages, Topkapi palace, grand bazaar, galata tower, buyuk island, major shopping attractions have theme parks and fun centres. Transport is easy with metro. If you get a metro card travel is half price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed with this attraction. Originally it was a catholic cathedral until it was invaded by the Islamics and turned I to a mosque. If you weren't told that it was a church at one time you would never know it .it has large rounded wooden circles with writing on them. We only saw one ortwo mosaics.. The outer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

While Istanbul was much more European than I had expected, the historic areas were so incredibly cool and unlike anywhere I had ever been. When you see the Hagia Sofia and put into perspective just how old it is (ancient even in ancient times) you can't help but be overtaken by a sense of awe. Make sure to set aside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

the list is too long and sometimes the lines also. A lot of museums to visit, and make sure you buy the VVIP Museum Pass, so not to spend much time queing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

If you like old civilization and history, Istanbul is the place to go. The whole city is filled with historic places like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, hippodrome etc ... simply amazing ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Overall great experience. Felt safe , great great food would come back in a minute (after some rest)

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