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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #6 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Sultanahment district is where all the hotels are. It is in the heart of the historic Instanbul. It is very clean and mostly safe. Good food is everywhere, and the trinket sellers are not pushy.

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Modica, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Istanbul - wondering round soaking up the atmosphere in this fabulous city

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Karachi, Pakistan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's he'll of a place, every thing is available here. Shows the true culture of istanbul. Good restaurants and good people around!

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San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting Istanbul and staying in the old city. People were very friendly. Felt safe walking throughout the city of Istanbul. The mosques were breathing taking. Are returning on July 14, 2014.

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Lewes, Delaware
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This district has the most tourist attractions concentrated in a small area. You can walk to most of them in about 5 minutes.

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The old part of Turkey, with beautiful mosques. Plenty of restaraunts and carpet shops!!! The Grand bazaar is a must! A really beautiful part of Istanbul

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Kuala Lumpur
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The ocean is visible from this area, and I stayed at Double Tree Hilton and could walk to this district with ease..... it seems all the activities are concentrated in this area and it is within walking distance to many other attractions like Beyoglu and Grand Bazaar...It may be a good place to stay for the first 2-3 days in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

sultanahmet its a very nice place to walk around and see, you have the 2 most important mosques, a lot of turkish snack stores and street food wich is super tasty!! if you wanna be adventurous you can try to use the metro that goes acroos the distrctic and start walking back to see all the stores and good places... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A place wlere there are many things to see & do, also places to visit. Many historical sights, including Grand Covered Bazaar. MUST go and see.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Sultanahment district has almost all Istanbul attractions. Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Place, the Blue Mosque, The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan), Gulhane, Grand Bazaar are walking distance to each other. You can see the authentic side of Istanbul in Sultahmet. You will enjoy walking here. But be careful when you shop, remember to bargain a price. but...if you want to stay in a... More

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