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Soğukçeşme Sokağı in Sultanahmet leads downhill from Topkapı Palace to Gülhane Park. The street is interesting but not original. The Ottoman wooden houses were renovated and now look quite modern. The front door miniature "gardens" are also planted with fragrant shrubs.
The ambition was to recreate the Ottoman wooden houses' atmosphere. They were beyond repair, but the "copies" are not convincing. One even wonders if they are occupied - no lights in the windows. The area is very nice though to to stroll through especially after...More
This is a small street between the museum and the palace, and it has its own unique architecture, along with a library and a museum, and it allows you to see into the digs going on behind the museum. Its a really quaint street to...More
Old cobbled street with new brightly coloured houses in the old design. Istanbul has more to see but this is a handy cut through from Topkapi palace.
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Sogukcesme (Cold Fountain) Street is just behind Hagia Sophia, connecting to the entrance of Topkapi Palace. It is a street with a gorgeous fountain and twelve houses that recumbent over the walls of the Topkapi Palace. The street got its name from the fountain built...More
I don't agree with the name Souk. This is a cobble stone street that leaves Topkapi Palace and goes down to Gulhane Park. It has a very old restaurant on it and they have built new housing to replace the original housing against the palace...More