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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was a great insight into the brilliance of Roman planning and a good place to visit when it's hot! The Cisterns were really the surprise of this trip much more so than some of the more hyped places.

Thank margueritespot
Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you want to feel the past, this is your place. Istanbul old town is so attractive to visitors! Signs are available , information too, no way you can miss anyhthing

Thank Spaska2013
Reviewed November 29, 2014

safe and clean with a lot of spot to visit within a manageable walking distance. Really enjoy the scenary and the food is marvelous

Thank noor-azman s
Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

İstanbul with its about 18 million people living in its area is an amazing and surprising city with tons of historical and ancient sites.You will always find out something interesting while going around through any part of the city.

1  Thank junior1907
Reviewed November 29, 2014

Istanbul is a very big city .During the day there are so many people walking the streets and so many cars on the road .There is never a shortage of people want you to visit their shop ,eat at their restaurant or try to scam...More

Thank Sylvain D
Reviewed November 29, 2014

Breathtaking beauty, history, architecture, and atmosphere. You can easily walk from Taksim Square to the Blue Mosque and see so much along the way. The narrow streets are amazing. My only dislike: watch out for the "let's have a drink" scammers, who prey on travelers...More

1  Thank Alextheplanner
Reviewed November 29, 2014

The historic place in Istanbul are well maintained. Istanbul ia an amazing city. The only city in the world spread in teo continents. They are Haggia Sophia, Tokapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Baazar, Golden Horn, old Hippodrome, Chora Church. It is recommended to walk through...More

Thank Porwal_nitish
Reviewed November 28, 2014

Guided tours for seeing Istanbul is the best to go. We saw and learned more about Istanbul than seeing it on our own.

2  Thank Monte F
Reviewed November 28, 2014

Istanbul is one of the best cities in the world and its historic area is the reason why. I came to Istanbul sure to find something great but the reality has been better than any prevision! Definetely to advise to anybody who has not visited...More

2  Thank Davide G
Reviewed November 28, 2014

The history is amazing! The constant solicitation by vendors is a bit annoying, yet the buildings are stunning and worth seeing.

2  Thank Kathy G
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
I shall be staying in Istanbul for 6 days. what all is recommended to be seen in 6 days??
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
I just have one day in Istanbul. Can you suggest what places should I visit in this small duration. I will be staying in Park Inn By Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport and I have return flight to Mumbai at 8 PM which means I will have to leave by 5 PM from the hotel. I guess its little far from the main city.
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Gillian K | Reviewed this property |
Hagaia Sophia - it's awesome
Natasha B
hi, I'm contemplating booking a trip to Istanbul in May. is it safe to travel there now?
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