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“I am currently here and I do not want to leave!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey (Sultanahmet)
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Istanbul Walking Small-Group Tour Including Hagia Sophia
Ranked #3 of 992 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“I am currently here and I do not want to leave!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I am staying here while I am visiting Istanbul and I love the area.
All the main attractions are close by, I can walk everywhere from the grand bazaar to the blue mosque.
It is full of restaurants (very good ones too) and I feel very secure.

If you are visiting Istanbul and you can, stay here.

Visited January 2013
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“I love this area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I loved being in the center of it all, there is so much to do, see and buy! The food is great, you just have to check Trip advisor and you will find some great places!

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great place, but too many weird men”
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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“Overpriced, Touristy”
3 of 5 stars 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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