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“The old city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey (Sultanahmet)
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Istanbul Walking Small-Group Tour Including Hagia...
Ranked #4 of 927 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The old city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The most important sights of Istanbul are here. Within walking distance you can visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, Arasta market, and the Grand Bazaar or the Egyptian market are just 10'-15' away from the square. You can find also there many restaurants and cafes and some of them are really good.

Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The markets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Grand Bazaar and Spice markets are worth seeing even if you do not want to buy anything. Take a lazy walk and look at the shops - the multitude of colors and smell from the spices are sure to tingle your senses.

Visited December 2012
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very easy to access the sites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Right in the middle of everything- part of the fabric of Istanbul- tea shops, durum shoppes, restaurants and these incredibly old sights. We were not hassled - people are very friendly and even the bit of "suggestion" you get from a shop vendor is just their job - we enjoyed this atmospheric area - just don't limit your trip to only Sultanamet

Visited December 2012
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Santorini, Greece
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great lokation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

nice walk but the retautants high cost all , in the night nice with the lights , walk all it is easy and you will love it

Visited January 2013
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Besozzo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Deserves a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A really nice quarter, the heart of Istanbul in my opinion. It deserves a stay, it is lively and typical

Visited January 2013
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