We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
$84.03*
and up
Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
More Info
$42.02*
and up
Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise
More Info
$62.50*
and up
Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“topkapi palace” (519 reviews)
“blue mosque” (899 reviews)
“old city” (277 reviews)
LOCATION
Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (9,402)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,471 - 2,480 of 5,436 reviews

Reviewed January 6, 2015

Suleymaniye mosque - the most peaceful and beautiful mosque Galata tower - breathtaking view in the sunset Eyup - mosque and Pierre Lotti cafe with great landscape

Thank tiletiti83
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I loved the historic centre of Islanbul. What I wasn't expecting in December were long queues to get into all of the attractions. I can't imagine what the place is like in summer. The musuem card is a good idea if you want to beat...More

1  Thank Nicole477
Reviewed January 6, 2015

My partner and I visited most of the must-see attractions on the European side of Istanbul during our week-long visit there. The city is very old indeed and has a wonderful mix of Eastern and Western cultures, making it truly one of a kind. It's...More

3  Thank HarryAspen
Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place with lots of beautiful things to see.... lots of history and incredible architecture. Tasty sweets and good shopping! The place where you want to come back again and again!

Thank Irena K
Reviewed January 5, 2015

The old city of Istanbul is quite beautiful. I was surprised how clean the streets are. Will return. The history is amazing.

1  Thank Louise S
Reviewed January 5, 2015

Roaming around this incredible city, even with rain, snow and wind, was an emotional experience. People were all kind and smiling, the area has this feeling difficult to define but almost alien. It really feels as if you are walking between many worlds: the past...More

1  Thank Egidio69
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Everything apart from the long queues. One of the best cities I have ever been too and I travel a lot.

Thank Sean F
Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love history and historic sights so this is perfect. There's lots of history in Istanbul and every well maintained buildings that bring you back to the golden ages of Constantinople. However, watch out of the shopping. Everywhere you go, you will be hounded to...More

Thank ErvinHa
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have booked all our tours through TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY located centrally in SULTANAHMET Area . Turista has done an excellent job in planning all our day trips and overnight trips with flight arrangements and Hot air baloon rides in cappadochia . Turista also has...More

Thank RATHNA KUMAR Y
Reviewed January 4, 2015

The mosques and ancient bits of the city were amazing to see, even though getting in and through them can be challenging. It is worth the trouble!

Thank kathetm
Nearby
Sultanahmet
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
...More
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Optimist Cafe
18 reviews
.08 miles away
Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine
1,163 reviews
.08 miles away
Balkan Lokantasi
247 reviews
.09 miles away
Mihri Restaurant
167 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
33,692 reviews
.01 miles away
Basilica Cistern
25,585 reviews
.10 miles away
Caferaga Medresesi
292 reviews
.10 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
aza2
November 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
1
Vote
baharrriii
September 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
If you look for night life in Istanbul, I suggest you to consider to go to Istikal Caddesi & Taksim Meydani. You also con check with your hotel concierge or receptionist for the related information.
1
Vote
baharrriii
September 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
Taksim Squre and Cihangir area - you can't go wrong! Have fun!
1
Vote