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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #5 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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beirut
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

its a lovely place! plenty of things to see, places to visit (topkapi, blue mosque, hagia sofia, basilica cistern, bazar), places to eat, and shop! just go walk there!

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Steeped in close to 2000 years of history with the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Cisterns, hammams. Istanbul is an exotic city and SultanAhmet is the icing on the cake

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Istanbul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It is very exotic and beautiful area, shops and foods are good. People mostly speaks English. Negotiate more

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Howick, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

so many historical things to see, 2 days at least. When hungry dont miss the real Sultanahmet Koefte restaurant, one of the oldest in the area

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Madrid, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wonderful area with a ton of stuff to see and do. You need at least a full day to wander around and enter all the monuments/exhibits/etc. Tons of picturesque bars and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is the very historical centre of Istanbul. Haiya Sofia and Blue Mosque r situated here. here is a fountain in the middle of the square. Especial beautiful when sakura is in blossom. Be ready for big-big-big crouds of people. All entrances are for fee.

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torquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

we were taken by our tour guide around this area and given a chat on the area n history etc..very informative...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you travel to Istanbul and not visit sultanahmet then for me it's very strange because you really have to visit this place with so many things to do and visit :)

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The whole city is abuzz with many hotels, shops and ofcourse host to many of the city's historical and beautiful attractions.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Sultanahmet is a must see in Istanbul but I mostly try to protect my guests from eating and staying in Sultanahmet. It's to touristic so better eat and stay some other place to get a better service for a better price. Eminönü is right next to Slutanahmet area and has better food for better price (for now) and many new... More

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