We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Awesome place cradle of civilisations well preserved” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Areas of Istanbul

Historic Areas of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
Update attraction details
Ranked #1 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Sites
Attraction Details
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome place cradle of civilisations well preserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Preservation, the amazing layers of cultures, the revelation of truth
Vestiges of Ottomans oppulance Very friendly people . Great city to revisit 3 days are not enough !!

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3,102 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,402
    604
    85
    5
    6
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Charleston, SC
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Almost Disney-like Historic Highlights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The usual Top Sites in Istanbul are Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Toptkapi Palace and Bassilica Cistern. It was amazing to see how nicely situated they are -- easy walk from one to the next -- almost like a Disney planner had laid it out. Don't get me wrong -- there's nothing Mickey Mouse about these fabulous historical sites. If you like great architecture -- be prepared to have your breath taken away.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I thought Cairo was manic and this was the same without the camels and donkey carts. People everywhere so not for the faint-hearted but just being part of the millions of people who have walked these streets and seen these sights is so exciting and life-affirming.Deep breaths and go for it-its amazing!

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

All the different cultures and history make this one of the most fascinating cities I have visited. I loved the Hagia Sofia, the mosques, Basilica Cistern.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“CAPPADOCIA Volcanic Landscapes and "Fairy-chimneys"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The visit to Goreme's rock-carved churches and the ancient frescoes in the open-air museum. The underground city of Kaymakli and the cone of Uchisar is so magnificently well preserved and everyone can able to see and explore.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Historic Areas of Istanbul also viewed

 

Been to Historic Areas of Istanbul? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Historic Areas of Istanbul, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.