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Sogukcesme Sokak

Just behind Haghia Sophia., Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #86 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Targoviste, Romania
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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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istanbul
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31 attraction reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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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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istanbul
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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İstanbul
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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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Istanbul
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

you will pass by there probably but don't expect to see old glamour.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Hello ,whoever is reading this should know that meeting this man has changed my life in a very positive way. I first had the honnor of meeting him in the summer do 2003 (i had to say 2011 for the review)I believe with my professor and his wife from Iowa.The sound of the (reed) attracted us more than anything. He... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I think the dwellings are owned by the government. Whether they are or not, they are all meticulously taken care of on the outside. The entire street is like the pearl in the clam shell.

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