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Address: Just behind Haghia Sophia., Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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wooden Turkish houses

A beautiful quiet street, with traditional wooden Turkish houses, worth a walk after visiting Ayasofya.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Bucharest, Romania

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A beautiful quiet street, with traditional wooden Turkish houses, worth a walk after visiting Ayasofya.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A beautiful and colourful example of a row of wooden Turkish houses. There are not many such groups of houses left which makes Sogukcheshme all the more precious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The arts and crafts from the beginning of civilization, melded into the 21st century!! Gorgeous, beautiful, time capsule of artifacts and memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Sogukcesme is a picturesque street near the Hagia Sofia and the Topkapi Palace. If you are in Sultanahmet, it is a nice idea to walk some minutes on this street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Walk around and see the restored wooden houses from the Ottoman period. Most of them are run as hostels. Good location for photography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I did not realise at the onset that I was walking on Sogukcesme Sokak. There was this sudden change from normal dwellings to rich, ornate colourful mansions. Mansions graced by dignitaries. There were special security guards just manning this street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

It is the street which is located lots of old historical houses located... Çelik Gülersoy renovated the all building in that street and open it to public..Also, there is alibrary , hotel and restaurants inside of thes street.. When you walk there , you will feel like that you are in 1700..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

If you really want to walk on historical street this street right one. Between the Topkapı Palaca and Gulhane... With high stone walls and flowers... All buildings made from woods... You will take many photos front of the historical doors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I love walking in this short but impressive street. It should be definitely seen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Nice and short street, but worth to see an old Ottoman lifetime. Now used as hotels. Near to Topkapı Palace.

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