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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #1 of 632 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Sites
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great country to visit full of historical values,great food.A very clean country indeed.Knowledgeable Guide and Helpful Airport porters take pride in their job esp helping out my wheelchair bound Mum

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great city to visit. Plenty to see and do though not particularly good for children. Try to stay near The Hippodrome where all the main sites are situated. Very safe though some annoyance from touts. Don't miss the Bosphorus Ferry Trip and a fish butty for lunch!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Istanbul is a destination not to be missed.We visited during February 2013,and even though it was cold and rainy,we were still able to visit some of the tourist highlights of this amazing city-Aya Sofia,Topkapi Palace,Blue Mosque,Basilica Cistern, Gallata Bridge , are must see places if you are on a short visit,like myself. Dont book the Bosphorus cruise via your tour... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The main historic sites are stunning and well worthwhile the visit. Give time for each as there is much to see. There are long queues, so buy the Museum passport for 3 or 5 days that allows you walk straight in without queuing - brilliant and good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There are so many monuments where one can learn and feel history and culture of Istanbul rather than Turkey. Well recommended to visit once a life time!

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Istanbul is the # 1 visited cities for tourism. East does meet the west here. Such a cool area of the world. 3 bodies of water, 2 continents, 2 major religions that ruled this city and the food is amazing. English could be a struggle at times here but signs are clear.

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Cordova, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I like everything dislike nothing is a magig old city.I did feel save and again pelople are always trying to help and languages are not a problem I speak spanish and by my surprise that was not a problem found plenty turkish people able to comunicate in my language bello.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

All of these sites were great! Beware of the guys selling rugs (very aggressive!). The restaurants that are off the beaten path are better and there is no bait and switch with theprices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had a guide for the duration of our stay and we where overwhelmed at the historyI also did a culinary walk through the old city which was fascinating behind the scene experience . Culinary walks Istanbul with Semma E as my guide

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Topkapi are absolutely stunning. Surroundings also very smart compared to our last visit 4 decades ago!

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