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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old historic areas of Istanbul is one of major highlights of Istanbul visit. It is mainly concentrated at Sultenhat area and walkable all around. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Basillica Cistern, Blue mosque, Grand Bazar are all around a tedious of a kilometre. Place is always...More

Thank Ajay S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Jump on the boat and go up the phosphors river all the way to the Asian side of Istanbul where it opens to the Black Sea. There you will get off at the last stop and make sure to buy a freshly BBQ sardine on...More

Thank kabsLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely sites. The best part is when you see their time of development which in usuall cases is over 400-500 years old. Must see all these sites.

Thank Fahad R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Istanbul so many times and I always confused seeing incredibly old and highly significant structures, simply a part of everyday life of a bustling metropolis. In other places in the world, ancient ruins and monuments are nicely tucked away somewhere meant...More

Thank Sunil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is fairy. You can catch some magic in the air. You can walk there with hours again and again. The view everywhere is very very beautiful.

Thank Aysun A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour on the water to the Maiden Tower, and view the Europe versus Asian side of the shores.

Thank H2oaqqua
Reviewed 1 week ago

very very nice places i recommend every one go there and enjoy with the historical places. in addition guys there were very friendly and helpful . and i too much appreciate the management of these places you feel that they take too much care about...More

Thank Omar A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked the streets and absorbed all the history of this fantastic place .So much to see and do Do not miss it.

Thank LYN69_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your going to Istanbul you need at least 2 weeks to see all places in istanbul otherwise you wont able to complete the historic areas full of museums about ottoman empire or before.

Thank Metehan N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is a walking person's paradise, fragrant and picturesque and full of sounds that only a mix of Europe and Asia can produce

Thank Cineasta
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Salman G
April 29, 2017|
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Response from flaviaes57 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Dolmabace Palace, Topkapi Palace, Suleyman Mosque, The Egyptian Bazar and The Grand Bazar. All this are a must see.
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Sikha B
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Gillian K | Reviewed this property |
Hagaia Sophia - it's awesome
Natasha B
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Jawdat54 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Oh, yes we spent 1 week in October and everything was normal. Turkey is a vast country and main incidents happened far away from Istanbul, mainly near border with Syria & Iraq which is few hundred kilometres away... More