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“Spend more than a day here.... much to see and enjoy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 1,271 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Istanbul, Turkey
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“Spend more than a day here.... much to see and enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I love the ancient mixed with the modern. This district has the majority of tourist attractions in Istanbul. Take it all in, and relax at a hammam when you need it most.

Visited December 2012
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“Overpriced, Touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Historical old town area so lots of history but the prices of things is so inflated and the businesses harass you as you walk around. I used my headphones to get some peace.

Visited December 2012
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“Everything happens here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

need to look no further: the big bazaar, the best restaurants, the best city highlights are here. No need to use public transport cause everything is within a walking distance.

Visited August 2012
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Amman, Jordan
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“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Sultanahmet is, like the whole of Istanbul, full of the most beautiful historic sites - surrounded by thousands of little restaurants and shops - and off course, right by the Spice and Grand Bazaars. Cannot skip this place.

Visited December 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Very busy full of tourist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Quite lively place, lots of hotels and restaurants. The prices are bit inflated in the restaurants, but can have mcDonald, Burger King.

Visited November 2012
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