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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #4 of 643 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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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is the district with so much to see. Staying here is so convenient to the sights. Lots to see within walking distance. For further a field sights, buy a tram/light rail card and use the local, efficient and clean mass transit system.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Our Hotel (Arena) was well situated to access all areas of the Sultamahmet. Our points of reference were the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque - both easy to find even after dark. Endless shops, little streets, restaurants and coffee shops. Safe at night. Photo opportunities also abound. The Tram and Sultanahmet Station were close at hand and the trams were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We fell The history . Every tourist must see the blue mosque and hagia sophia.most inportant touristic place in İstanbul

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Falkirk
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this area of Istanbul. The buzz in the atmosphere was electric. There was so many sights, smells and sounds to take in. Plenty of historical sights, as well as restaurants and shops. You could not come to Istanbul and not visit this district.

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very historic area with all the must see sites for Istanbul. Do wander off the beaten path and check out the quaint back streets as you will still be able to find the real Istanbul, away from the crowds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews 143 reviews
81 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Sultanahmet District should be your first stop when visiting Istanbul and you may well find yourself visiting daily! This is the Old Town district of Istanbul and the location of many of its historical sights. Easily accessible by tram, metro, and bus, when you arrive you will be a short walk away from Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very touristy. Touts are very annoying, persistent and rude. Endless requests to buy some crap carpet I don't want or need.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The market of species is magnificent, you bigger after all,'s most popular attractions are within walking distance from the spices until the that does not come to America, also its owners are of different races, faiths and lifestyles. Are long corridors and filled with color, smell and taste. On each side there are shops that compete for your dollars or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

very historical, with lots of shopsand cultural landmarks (Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Grand Baazar, Egyptian (spice) Bazar.)

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Once you arrive in this area, it is so hard to leave. Many of Istanbul's main attractions are in this area. You can find tasty eats here also. If you are able to, book your accommodations in this area.

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