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“Great place, but too many weird men” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
Ranked #3 of 1,020 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
“Great place, but too many weird men”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I love going to this part of town, except for the weird men I encounter along the way. No matter if I go there during the fall, winter, summer or spring, there is usually always a man trying to talk to me, propose or use some weird pick up line on me. I try avoiding this part of town, only for that reason. Aside from that, it's a great place to hang out with people and a fun place to be.

Visited April 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Spend more than a day here.... much to see and enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I love the ancient mixed with the modern. This district has the majority of tourist attractions in Istanbul. Take it all in, and relax at a hammam when you need it most.

Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Overpriced, Touristy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Historical old town area so lots of history but the prices of things is so inflated and the businesses harass you as you walk around. I used my headphones to get some peace.

Visited December 2012
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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Everything happens here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

need to look no further: the big bazaar, the best restaurants, the best city highlights are here. No need to use public transport cause everything is within a walking distance.

Visited August 2012
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Sultanahmet is, like the whole of Istanbul, full of the most beautiful historic sites - surrounded by thousands of little restaurants and shops - and off course, right by the Spice and Grand Bazaars. Cannot skip this place.

Visited December 2012
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