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“the heart of old Istanbul” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #3 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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.
Tel Aviv
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“the heart of old Istanbul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

iN Sultanahmet you will find many of the historical, cultural and shopping places of Istanbul, including Ayasofia, the blue Musque, Topkapi palace and Grand Bazzar. Ist very safe and easy to go around. Downside is the extra prices you pay and the pushy restaurant workers trying to make you get into their restaurans.

Visited January 2013
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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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“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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“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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