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Sultanahmet District

Address: Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #3 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Sultanahmet is where a LOT of tourists go because of its close proximity to everything. If you like Turkish Delight this is definitely the place to find good Turkish delight. Also 100% pure olive oil sold in bottles that are shaped like the Blue Mosque. A very busy area and good public transportation. If you're young you go go from... More

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Every thing is near to you: Tram station Historical attraction Turkish restaurants But it is not suitable for shopping since every price is multiplied by three.

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Cannes, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most exciting shopping experiences I have ever had. My eyes were fixed on all the most amazing Jewelery displays in 22 carat gold. Semi precious and precious stones the sizes not normally displayed to such opulance. The staff are very friendly and not pushy, in fact very educated. We bought a beautiful Turquish carpet and... More

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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This district is the true istanbul. You feel that you are from another era just by walking in the streets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great area to stay for cost efficient lodging and walking to sites, metro within a 10 min walk. Safe area, lots of restaurants and historic sites.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Very few words can describe such a relevant place in the history of our world. The beauty of this place, combined with the culture, history, good food, service and goods, is one to be remembered forever. I would definitely like to live in Istanbul to experience this amazing city for longer. Hagia Sofia on its own is enough to justify... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

excellent area for shopping, restaurants and historical places. best area in Istanbul for vacation and family

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

amazing that the historic sites are all so accessible, easy to reach in a commercial city. Coordination with other groups so the lines weren't that long

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

we loved the Roman ruins dotted everywhere. Spent half a day just exploring these, let alone the Ottoman historical sites. you could spend days doing this, but it was our fifth visit to Istanbul and we still found sites we'd not seen before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

must visit the atmosphere is epic and people are so helpful and i loved it and love to go back......... great ...great ....great

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