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“Rich history of Istanbul”

Historic Areas of Istanbul
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
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Split, Croatia
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“Rich history of Istanbul”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

All the historic attractions are close to each other, with interesting storys and beautiful decorated architecture.

Visited November 2012
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DUBAI, UAE
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“History”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The old town and the old bazaar in Istanbul beside the real Turkish food. The only thing that I dislike the traffic in Istanbul is horrible because sometimes you might spend more than 1 hour in the middle of the road without any movement. Beside that, every thing was great.

Visited December 2012
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Chaotic and colourful”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

It is interesting to read about the limestone aqueduct towering over the traffic, and to walk across the Galata bridge with its crowds of fishermen and view the city with all the ferries milling around below. It is impossible to avoid the vast market area and easy to get lost. The Grand Bazaar is more expensive than the streets around, but has to be exerienced; the spice bazaar is unmissable, with its sights and smells

Visited December 2012
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Waconia, Minnesota
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“For history lovers”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

If you are someone who enjoys history, Istanbul is the place for you. It is so full of ancient history as well as modern.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“city of history”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Istanbul is very different from other cities with its special atmosphere of Grand Bazaar, beutiful and mystrous mosques, palaces,worth going

Visited January 2013
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