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“Istanbul core” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #6 of 633 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.
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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“Istanbul core”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Besides the great tourist attractions (mosques, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar) at walking distance, the main public means of transport (tram, ferry) are easy to catch here. This is important in Istanbul, as the metro lines connect only with rather suburban areas and taxis are useless in the rush hours.

Visited January 2013
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“Great central location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

For 1st time visitors to Istanbul I would recommend this area to stay. Easy access to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazzar plus the tram make it an ideal launching point from which to explore the city.

Visited January 2013
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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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