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Sultanahmet District

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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous area- I’d suggest getting a room here because it’s centrally located- The restaurants are pricey around here but stunningly beautiful and clean area-

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank montsiet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Your first time in Istanbul, this is where you go. All the must-dos are here, and they are worth doing. But the district is eerily devoid of life save for tourism. No one lives here, shops here, or does non-tourism work here. It gives things...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DonnaSPDX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked through the Sultans Ahmet District, lovely walk, a very steep climb, so many shopping areas,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tahirazahir111
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Istanbul for the third time and stayed in Sultanahmet all three times.There are many tourists Attractions in this area with many good restaurants.Public transport is also excellent from here.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BernardSanetd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a tourist zone in Istanbul. There is so much to do any see including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Ayasofya Hamam, and tons of shops and restaurants. It’s easy to navigate and very walkable. There is also a large police presence on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank wanderlust17272016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were walking around the Sultanahmet district and found a multitude of little restaurants where you can sit outside and "peoplewatch" and enjoy a variety of different types of food. There are musicians walking around which gladly will serenade you to make your time even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank edegenhart
Reviewed 4 days ago

If I have just one day in Istanbul I will spend all of that day in this area:history beauty resturents shopping and really a piece of every aspects of Istanbul in one district.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BijanTehran_Iran
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One can keep on walking and walking in this area and never get bored. It is full of history, culture, shopping, and eating places. One can spend days and days her and still have a lot left to see and eat.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RajaRehanArshad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would have been such a lovely experience without being spoken to while passing nearly every building. Purposely do not visit these places because of this.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TrailBlazer233101
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious meat, we ordered chops and they arrived juicy and amazingly tasty. The signature sea salt over the meat ensures the juices are intact inside the meat. We enjoyed our meal at the famous Salt Bae aka Nusr-Et

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Masarrat S
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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
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April 25, 2019|
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Response from 4historyandculture | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I just saw your question. I see that there are many responses and all are great. We just returned from Istanbul mid April and already miss it. One dollar is now about 6.20 Turkish lira and it is not steady. It was... More
March 4, 2019|
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Response from Ahmad S | Reviewed this property |
Tramway/Metro is the cheapest, else There is min bus (yellow color), they have as well Uber, I use it, it is good and safe however Tramway/Metro is faster to avoid traffic Jam
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March 3, 2019|
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Response from AakilaAyman | Reviewed this property |
Euros is reasonably accepted in most stores but you will be in a losing end due to the exchange rate. There are plenty of currency change kiosks around the Sultanahmet area/Grand Bazaar area which offers competitive rates to... More