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“Touristy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #5 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Touristy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Touristy, but fun. Lots of action and sights all within walking distance. Lots of carpet touts, but they are just doing their job and add to the atmosphere

Visited December 2012
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“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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“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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“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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“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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