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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #3 of 648 Attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area. Full of history. Amazing structures. Many attractions close to each other. Many impressive mosques. Hotels are good. You can enjoy the area, and inexpensive. In my opinion, a disadvantage of the place is some people who are looking for you to log their store or restaurant.

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

So much to see, so much to do... and yet find time to put your feet up and enjoy a drink in this open air museum and watch the world go by.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

There are any number of historical things to see but in addition are the people and the commerce that is going on in the are today. Be sure to try the pomegranate juice squeezers - or orange juice, if you prefer. It is perfectly safe and certainly part of the entertainment - also it is very healthful. But just the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must see for all the historical sights : Sophia, Blue Mosque (I enjoyed more than Sopia), Spice Mkt, and so on... A gorgeous, tranquil park leads down to the Bosphorus, where you'll find many fisherman, dogs, and the typical Turkish beautiful stray cats ambling around the rocky coast. Friendly hospitality staff, catering to many tourists. Obviously I AM... More

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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

nice, clean, full if history though located in the heart of the city, I liked the monuments, the administrative building which is an old castle and the German founting.

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Porto Banus, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the best Ottoman mosque built by Sinan the quintessential Ottoman architect. The vegetative, geometrical and calligraphic motifs combined so beautifully that present a feast to the eyes.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is the area that says - ISTANBUL- I've arrived ! with its magical Mosques and historical past. Take a few days here to explore this lovely area. Food prices are much higher here than the rest of Istanbul, cheaper up in Taksim. A must visit area even if u are only in Istanbul for a day.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The mosque is close to the spice bazaar. Has lots of old tiles and design to see. There is lots of stores and shops just below the mosque. Nice place to see.

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Ubud, Bali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The place every first-time visitor to Istanbul should begin. But don't stay here the entire time. After a few days, venture over to the 'real' Istanbul - the Galata Tower area and neighborhoods like Cihangir and Bebek and Balat for a well-rounded experience of Istanbul.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It's got the lot, the Aresta Bazaar, wonderful restaurants and shops and historical sites. lots of gorgeous little hotels. A few people trying to get you to go to their carpet stores but that's par for the course in Istanbul.

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