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“central” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #4 of 642 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“central”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This area is central, our hotel was based here. all sights in walking distance. lots of bars ice cream parlours restuarants etc

Visited December 2012
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“A nice place, but a little crowded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

It is a historical district of Istanbul, the heart of the city. A very authentic place with many tourist attactions. One can get so much pleasure just simply walking there. It is wonderful especially at night.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto
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“Tourist area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

So many sites to see, museums to visit, places to eat. The restaurants are amazing and it's hard to pick one. Just walking along the small roads is amazing. Sit and enjoy an ice cream cone and watch the people walk by.

Visited September 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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“Great area... full of historical architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Imposing buildings from the Byzantine period! But beware of the numerous tourist traps.... It`s unfortunate but most restaurants and cafe`s in close proximity are not service mind but only into taking your money.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Super touristy but so rich in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is the number one area to see in Istanbul, even though it is touristy. You can walk to all the sites very easily or take the modern tram which is convenient. Nice tourist shops as well.

Visited September 2012
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