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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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The history is amazing!

We stayed within the District and were able to walk to all of the attractions. There is so much to see and plenty of shopping and good restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Colfax CA
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Colfax CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed within the District and were able to walk to all of the attractions. There is so much to see and plenty of shopping and good restaurants.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is amazing to see so many historical places in the same area! It can be disturbing to stand in the line especially when it is too hot!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As any other attractive block with a condensate of art and culture in the world, it also attracts bad taste stuff salesmen and beach style and low profile tourers but it's still so magic and beautiful that makes you forget certain fauna. Get lost in it.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing selection of historical sites all so close together. The Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque lead the way, but there is the Basilica Cistern, the Hippodrome, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art and the Grand Bazaar all fascinating places to visit. Our hotel was placed here and it was brilliant to see all these places... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We are staying in this district a place full of small hotels designed to cover the tourist market. A plus is that it's walking distance to the big ticket buildings. Small back streets that in large part have been blocked to car access, with a tram providing transport up the hill. We had dinner in a back lane with numerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Study up on your Byzantium and Ottoman history, or just wander through the sites of Sultanahmet. The Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia are not to be missed. Be prepared to say no to the many shops and restaurants trying to shepherd you into their stores.

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Theis unisex salon was recommended by our hotel. The owners were very helpful, spoke English and gave my husband & myself a great cut.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is very convinient. It has the st sofiey church and blue mosque. Also it has lots of places to eat and to shop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I love Sutanahmet and have visited many times. I love the way it is preserved so well. Highly recommended to visit.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of historic sites to visit in this area, including the Blue Mosque, Agia Sophia, tombs of the Sultans, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and Basillica Cistern.. If visiting Topkapi go early so that you don't miss the Treasury as later the queues are horrendous! Our guide spent so long telling us about the history before we went in, rather than... More 

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