Historic Areas of Istanbul

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HEROS A O S
Miami, FL102 contributions
Lots of history
Aug 2021
Blue mosque , Hagia Sofia, Galata tower, grand bazaar, hippodrome , the central plaza. Hagia Sofia is a must. there is a carpet covering the mosaic floors and blankets covering the faces inside the mosque, but it the most outstanding in the world. Blue mosque under renovation, restoration , construction, you can't see much of the inside . Galata tower, great views you can't miss. Grand bazaar , must go , but stay away from the vendors they are really annoying. Central plaza, is popular, busy and I don't recommend.
Written September 8, 2021
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Food Blogger
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
A Must!
May 2021
Must have experience in Istanbul, The Hagia Sophia, The Grand Bazar, The Blue Mosque...and a lot more amazing attractions
Written September 6, 2021
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN989 contributions
Can’t Miss Any!
May 2021
Please check out each of my reviews for all the historic areas I visited on my trip to Istanbul. I can say for certain that it’s all 110% worth it. If you don’t go, your Turkish friends and fellow world travelers will be disappointed! Take my word for it and have a blast here. Istanbul is one of my favorite cities of all time.

Note for anyone in a wheelchair or who knows someone in a wheelchair: it’s not perfect, but Istanbul is a surprisingly accessible city. Don’t be afraid if you’re confined to a chair or some other mobility equipment. It won’t detract from your experience in Istanbul. Most all of the sites you could possibly visit are accessible to some degree (albeit perhaps unable to interiorly get to).

Check out this city’s history ASAP!
Written August 31, 2021
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594cecilyg
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2021
The Basilica Cistern is closed. Hagia Sofia is entirely converted to Islamic worship at this point. The mosaics and floors are covered, the inner vestibule and galleries are closed. You can see one mosaic just above the tourist entrance, but otherwise there is little reason to visit unless you are Muslim. As a Christian woman I felt unwelcome.

What remains is one aggressive street vendor after another, literally stepping in front to block our path. Many men calling me "baby, baby, baby" when I refused purchases. I dressed modestly and wore a head scarf, but still was not allowed to simply walk around in peace. I expected to love Istanbul, but I just feel harassed.
Written August 6, 2021
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC4,917 contributions
Great section of the city
Jul 2021 • Friends
No trip is complete without checking out the historic buildings of Sultanahmet District, and tacking on Galata Tower just to the north. You’d be silly to skip these.
Written July 15, 2021
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BriDex
Davao City, Philippines34 contributions
Breathtaking
Mar 2021
Istanbul is one of the most beautiful and truly historical places I have visited. Stunning architecture, historical sites, good food and wonderful people abound in the city. I definitely hope to return soon.
Written April 1, 2021
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO1,085 contributions
Beautiful city
Oct 2020
I was not prepared for the beauty of Istanbul. We stayed near Galata Tower, such a gorgeous romantic area of town. I'd highly recommend this area.
Written March 12, 2021
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GlobeExpress
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
Hire a guide - don't do a group tour for a great part of the city
Apr 2020
I had a free day and knew what I wanted to see. There are group tours but they spend ridiculous amounts of time in each place. I hired a guide and emailed him my list. We started with a ferry trip, then the spice markets and spent the day walking with visits to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Markets. Finished the day off up near Taksim. It's a must visit part of town but a guide will make it a richer experience and help you to skip any lines.
Written February 17, 2021
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Ivanna I
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Istanbul in time of COVID
Jan 2021
Istanbul is a great city, worth visiting every season and even during the Covid period, when the hotel prices are so low and no crowds in the streets.. Some advices. There are no lines anymore to Haja Sofia or Blue Mosque. Blue mosque is still under renovation and currently you will not see its inner beauty. Haja Sofia is no longer the museum, as it is an acting mosque the mosaics are covered by the cloth (depiction of faces is prohibitied by Coran), the second floor is closed - but it is still worth visiting to feel the space, which looks very beautifull with the lamps. During the weekends the museums and mosques are open for visitors, but the stores are mainly closed. Süleymaniye mosques in open on saturday, but the

CamiiThe hours of operation in some sightseeing places are one hour shorter. The Basilica (water storage) is closed currently because of covid.
Written February 1, 2021
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Ana M
Miami Beach, FL12 contributions
Everything is history.
Nov 2020
In Istanbul everything is history.
In every corner of the city you can breathe the great empire that once became.
There is very good care of all the iconic facilities, from the Mosques to the Palaces, parks and cobblestones,
Everything is very well preserved.
Written December 4, 2020
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