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“Old city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Areas of Istanbul

Historic Areas of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #1 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Sites
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“Old city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The old city was better than advertise and an excellent example of preservation of the palaces and mosque of the Byzantine and Ottoman empire

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“città pulsante a qualsiasi ora”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

mi è piaciuto tutto di Istanbul, la gente, il cibo, le moschee, i mercatini, i ristoranti ecc
We went in this beautiful hotel the first days in oktober 2013. we had there beautiful days. the suite is very confortable, the people there is very kind, the breakfast was very well and the rooms are very clean. we will certainly come back in this hotel during our next trip in Istanbul.
gemma and pompeo Reale from Italy

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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“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 !!

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“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.

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“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!

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