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This was within walking distance from our hotel, so in the evenings we would come here for a stroll or grab a snack and just take in the atmosphere, safe and great for families.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank unaisah
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you look around you can see many many historical places. You should go to all of them and to take a rest you must sit here and feel the history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank IpekUnalOfficial
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went first to Grand Bazaar - not worth the long trafficky taxi ride. The kids said let's get out of here. (They much preferred Istiklal Caddesi shops along the avenue the day before). Having an extra hour, we wandered thru streets and reached this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved sitting here watching the world go by.There are quite a few touts trying to sell you fast track tickets to the sites and boat trips but a firm no thank you seemed to do the trick.The square was particularly lovely on the Friday...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nadia089
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to visit in the evening - the mosques and monuments are all brightly lit. Colourful fountain and vibrant nighlife.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank oge2328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sultanahmet square is center where Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and other important sites is located. The place is well designed and so historic as the square has been the center of civilization since Roman times. When reaching Hagia Sophia, visitor will also see the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ucartech
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large and airy with nice benches to sit and watch life go buy. Some of the most important tourist attractions are close by as is the tram stops. It is kept very clean but smokers drop their cigarette butts and cause unsightly litter even though...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Annea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monuments on all side and the expanse of the Garden the square is absolutely mesmerizing. The calmness there in-spite of the tourist buzz is fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NirajGoswami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were tons of people walking pass by, but still it is a lovely area to talk around. The fountain in the center is very pretty. Enjoy the view!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 424jennysli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up spending few hours twice while we were there. Once we went late in the evening but the lights aren't there and people don't hang around much after dark. During the day , i loved sitting on the lawns like locals and watch...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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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Shamima C
April 23, 2017|
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Response from 750frequenttraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's safe to go, and you'll love the colourful fountain: make sure you take lots of photos of the mosques with the fountain in the middle, they'll look great! It gets very quiet at night so makes for a beautiful walk.
July 6, 2016|
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Response from DannyS43 | Reviewed this property |
Well , all places of interest you indicated are walking ( max 10 min ) one from another. I don't think you need any special tour. Just get a cab from the port and ask to drive to Sultan Ahmed ( blue mosque ) . The Hagia... More
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