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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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It is a Spectacular Place to be in

It is a civilization before date. As once Napolyon said it could easily be the capital city of the world. You will see and feel original Christianity and also will find the... read more

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Antalya, Turkey
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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a civilization before date. As once Napolyon said it could easily be the capital city of the world. You will see and feel original Christianity and also will find the artistic building of Islam religion. You will absolutely see two very important Empire's culture. Bizantion an Ottoman. History and spectacular view together. You should try to visit each... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you pack the walking shoes and spend hours getting lost in this area. The Grand Bazaar, walking to Hagia and Blue Mosque are an incredible journey around here. Be sure to try the local treats, as there are plenty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has got everything. The architecture, the history, the culture, cosmopolitan, location...lovely. Not easy to finish them all in one day but one can do the palace, both bazaars, aya sophia and blue mosque in one day but just quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are so many beautiful mosques around the city and its all very well maintained too. Beautiful architecture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There were a lot of historical places and buildings to see and visit. We managed to do and ll of them I the one Week we stayed though lots of walking g ao yake and ll pair of trainers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a must see for all tourists and because of the locacion you get to see the best of Istanbul all in one place. You have Topkapi Palace, Hagoa Sofía and Basílica Cisterna in the same area. Although it might seem a bit expensive, there are museum passes that you can buy from 1 to 5 days that can... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Historic Istanbul is breathtaking, the Bosphorus is mandatory, the guided cruise will show you all the historical places. There is alot of history in Istanbul, a marvelous city.... cant wait till I go back again!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a travel back in time and visit all the historic places in the city! Hagia Sophia is amazing! Dolmabahtce saray is beautiful and walking in Beyolu you have the way to see old historic buildings from the past!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took Royal princess day shore excursion. Istanbul is very fascinating city, We drove around many historical building sand Landmarks crossing the bridge in Asian and European sites. Visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and ending at the Grand Bazaar. A delightful city to explore, hopefully they keep safe for the tourist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beyoglu is besides Sultanahmet the best area to go. A peculiar mix of EUropean and Turkish (Ottoman) influences can be felt here, and you should certainly not forget the small streets on any of your left or right. You will discover many treasures and you will feel safe anywhere you go (despite some unfortunate attacks on Istiklal)

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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