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Address: Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including...
The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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Living History !

I have been there almost a year ago and this place is living. really like turkish history and turkish mythologicl places but Sultanahmet is really different from the like. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Stepf K
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Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I have been there almost a year ago and this place is living. really like turkish history and turkish mythologicl places but Sultanahmet is really different from the like. If you went to Istanbul but never go to there, you never been in Istanbul.

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Staying in this part of town puts you within walking distance of the biggest attractions, the Arasta Bazaar, lots of restaurants to walk to and more\ We walked about day and night and enjoyed the beauty of the mosques.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

In Sultanahmet, the Blue Mosque faces Hagia Sophia across acres of public gardens, where the citizens of the city meet each other and tourists gather. The Sultanahmet District is where you will find Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and its amazing Arasta Bazaar (our favorite shopping in Istanbul), the Istanbul Crafts Center in an old caravansary, the outstanding Museum of... More 

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Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

All of the major historical sites are within this area. You can spend says just visiting everything available to you. The culture and history are second to none. And staying in this area makes everything more convenient and enjoyable.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern were the highlights, with people watching and great photography as a bonus! Spend some time here, keep to the shade, bring some water, and take in the incredible architecture, sights, sounds, and bustle of Istanbul.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Hang out, see historical attractions, walk, experience the taste of Istanbul... and don't forget to try the Lu'kum :)

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It is such a beautiful place with the culture and the history there is nothing to dislike. There are all cultures here and everyone is respectful of each other

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Norwich
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very lively and touristy, you have her the main sights, good transport, restaurants, shops coffee, Typical area to stay on your first visit to Istanbul. I post my trip and pictures of Istanbul in my personal travel blog: www.travelera.es

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the people but not the salesmen. Much too aggressive with their sales tactics. Watch also for people who say they're guides to a famous mosque or some attraction and can get you to the front of the line for a fee. They will just cut in line and expect you to follow. Any jerk can do that for free... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is obviously the beautiful side of the city and packed with historical places to visit. However everything here is much more expensive then anywhere else in Istanbul.

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