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Just behind Haghia Sophia., Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

Nice looking street, our tour guide indicated that the old Ottoman wooden houses from the 19th century were renovated, looks quite modern now on this car-free cobblestone street.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank digitalroc
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Lovely street, pedestrianised and cobbled. Quiet and tranquil if you don’t mind the tourists 😀 Several hotels situated along it

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Worth a look down this street, all the buildings have flowers as names and are well renovated. There is a hotel and restaurant here too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed January 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kattullus
Reviewed July 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

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. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Little houses next to the palace. Artists used to come paint these, and the prime minister was born on this street. A nice walk.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank theresel833
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2017
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