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Sultanahmet District

Address: Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #3 of 670 Attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nice winter break in and around old city with food glorious food. And tea and bread of course. Without fail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful architecture but filled with lots of tourist traps. People rather forcefully trying to sell you things on every corner. Also, it is very lively during the day time but quite quiet at night. Next time I'd rather stay in the Beyoglu area and spend days in Sultanahmet visiting monuments.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

near the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and former Ottoman Palace, Grand Bazaar, spice bazaar too. Also good public transportation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Sultanahmet Region is one of the old locations of Istanbul. You can visit Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) and Hagia Sophia Museum, Obelix Statues, and stores. If you do not want to take a taxi, there are always trams within the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

For a well known world tourist destination, it couldn't have been cleaner, I felt safe, people were very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was a shock first of all as there is an old side which is very shanty looking then 10 mins away are several bars resturants and shops. We ate twice in pacha once a meze and then a testi kebab.the tram stop is right by the blue mosque so its a fab focal point to use when getting about.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful part of Istanbul, with restaurants, shops, mosques, parks and plenty more to see. One of Istanbul's classic areas, very lively and perfect for tourists. Check menus outside restaurants, and watch for prices marked up in anything other than Turkish lira. Everyone speaks English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Rich of culture and you can feel the old city ambiance. Everything is there, places to see, food, shopping and easy transits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There are so many attractions to view and visit in such a small area you could almost make this area your Istanbul experience. Would suggest that you head for here if only staying a short time and certainly stay in one of the local hotels if only visiting for 1 or 2 nights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I loved the idea of walking there at night and being in one of it's restaurants and the hotels are almost Good..

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