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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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Motherwell
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76 reviews 76 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The connection between the hypodrome, hagia sophia and topkapi has been simplified and looks amazing, It really is one of the most amazing places to view. Access to Blacharnae could be better and also access to the walls could be better. I am also delighted to see the improvements in the security and maintenance of the Hagia Sophia in the... More

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Konya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

istanbul is dream. its more beatifull than paris trust me. its love. its fresh its osmanlı its republic. its istanbul :)

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Usa, Japan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

been here 3 times and love going back - the confluence of cultures, the history, architecture, FOOD makes us come back over and over again!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Probably my own fault for being a late riser; but the palace was akin to rush hour on the London Underground. Would likely rate a 4 or 5 if I'd gotten up at the crack of dawn for a serene viewing slot.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The historic centre of Istanbul gives plenty of opportunity for sightseeing and pleasant meandering, viewing splendid architecture alongside the hustle and bustle of a busy city. There are plenty of pedestrianized areas, especially around the Blue Mosque and the hippodrome area. Topkapi Palace Gardens are very nice, giving views through the trees to the Bosphorus. Top sites are Hagia Sophia,... More

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Cornwall
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Aghia Sofia all within a few hundred yards of each other, it is almost too much! Cant tell you how much we loved these ancient and beautifully presented sites. Visit Istanbul as soon as you can!

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Manila
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Join the city tour and explore the beautiful city of Istanbul. Don't forget the shops that have a wide selection of souvenirs.

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

brilliant food and black tea......bazzar and coffee...i love the blue mosque and St.sophi and i will come back in the near future with my parents.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Always felt safe. Great history, the sights are well organised. Top restaurants and service. Open top Bus Tours are really worth doing 'The Big Bus' include the boat tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Topkapi Palace was our favorite attraction in Istanbul; the splendor of the buildings and grounds is without parallel. The Hagia Sofia was undergoing restoration and we were disappointed with all the scaffolding in the way. The Blue Mosque was a unique experience for us because we had never been in a Mosque before; our private tour guide gave an... More

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