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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“place to stay” (238 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1,286 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (708 reviews)
Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This area is a must see when Istanbul. This area is where The East meets the West. This is where world cultures meet. This is where great religions meet. This is where continents meet. In a few words this is a place that everyone should...More

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful district full of attractions, shops and restaurants. The real turkish flavor. Very clean and safe with lots of transportation options, easily connected to the other parts of Istanbul.

Thank inaya2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most of the Istanbul monuments deserve a visit. Depending on how you like history and what it represents for you, be sure to take some of your time to spend there.

Thank ZeBanaco
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One stop for variety of scenic viewings from sea views to Mosques and other historical artefacts. It is covered with variety of public transports, ferry, metro, tram, buses and taxi.

Thank AlenB
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in the Four Seasons here. Close to all the tourist attractions. Be prepared for every merchant you see to start a conversation then try to sell you something. Blue Mosque, Sophia Hagia, and Grand Bazaar are all in walkable distance.

1  Thank CCATT1Manz
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the Sultanahmet District and for many reasons. Firstly, there are many good hotels in this area which lie in easy walking distance from the many attractions. It is also conveniently service by the metro and has many restaurants and coffee shops. You also...More

Thank ORostom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place to visit when in Istanbul. If you are searching for a touristic place where you can experience past history and present world. Here is where you want to be. It has old yet beautiful views as well shopping areas. You can...More

Thank Maroom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is lively with plenty of cafes, restaurants and all major historical structures within walking distance. The tram is very convenient and you can go to different parts with ease.

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where everything start in Istanbul Most popular places to see are all around there, Too many place to eat, and lot of activities during night light, the district amazing for walk and drink a lot of coffee and Tea.

Thank Raul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the extreme opposite of Peace & Quiet you will find Sultanahmet. Upscale and higher priced than Boglyü, but worth a visit for a whole day of walking. easy streetcar connection.

Thank Cineasta
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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Hector M
May 26, 2017|
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Response from subashnib | Reviewed this property |
put on comfy shoes, take the public transportation and enjoy. the tram is inexpensive and fast. all the must see's are close by. food can be eaten on the go. try corn and walnuts as well as simit. dont miss this area.
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Aisha369 | Reviewed this property |
U just need to ignore them as u do not speak the language they speak, create ur own 🤓 as the matter of fact, they are not all over the city, u can go some where else without being annoyed. This area deserves to accommodate... More
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
There are some drivers, but all depends on personal knowledge, try to check with someone who visited before and they will help in this regards