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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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Exploring Istanbul by foot is absolutely awesome. All the buildings and sights are so beautiful and historical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When you're visiting Constantinople, the old city is the place to stay. The City's history is so rich and the historic sites are all in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Spend the day walking around this fantastic and beautiful area of Istanbul. There are some excellent restaurants. The buzz around is just perfect and colourful. The main landmarks are not far by foot. Enjoy and discover beautiful Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love the history and location of the beautiful, good people, but my grandfather a lot, I do not like the lack of patience, a little patience and smile more beautiful than the people be the most beautiful cities in the world by all measures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

everything was great, alot of history, dont miss the huge indoor market where there are 1000's of shops. Dont miss the underground tours, or the Turkish ice cream vendors, yummy and different. There is a cool light show off of the castle at night so be sure to get an outdoor rooftop seat at any of the fresh seafood restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved everything. Watch for the "official tour guides" outside some of the sites offering to show you the sites. They charge exorbitant fees and won't take no for an answer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

all of the historic areas are a short walk from the Constantine......Topkope Palace and museums, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar an more.........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If staying in Istanbul there are many places to visit & seeTopkapi palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, as well as the spice market and shops so allow a couple of days or an organised trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, I like the daytime tour, as well as the "White Rose" show in a dance theater. However, be careful about Taxi in Istanbul. We met a driver going a long way from theater to our hotel at 11pm, which was 3-times the ordinary charge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Istanbul is a city with a rich history dating back two thousand years. With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. The Historic Areas of Istanbul include monuments recognised as unique architectural masterpieces... More 

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