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“Major Sites in Old Town Istanbul” 5 of 5 stars
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Historic Areas of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #1 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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“Major Sites in Old Town Istanbul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The major sites we enjoyed were the Archaeological Museum (think five hours minimum), Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Grand and Spice Bazaars, Bosphorus cruise (six hours), and walk from Taksim to Galata area.

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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Been to Rome? Istanbul must be next on the list - many marvellous sights , variety and scale are very impressive

Visited March 2013
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

A must see in the old city in Sultanahmet. Everything is very close together, so can be accomplished in a day if you are short of time. Otherwise, take you time, it's amazing.

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“SIGHTS OF ISTANBUL”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Awesome - glad did not go in the height of summer though as would have been far too hot and overcrowded?

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“History, memory and inspiration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I loved the historical sites of Istanbul. I took two days to visit as much as I could, but of course many places is going to be for the next visit, God know when. But it makes me fell with desires to come back.

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