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“Great area... full of historical architecture”

Sultanahmet District
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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Morning Tour of Istanbul Old Town
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Classic Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
Ranked #4 of 1,089 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.
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Imposing buildings from the Byzantine period! But beware of the numerous tourist traps.... It`s unfortunate but most restaurants and cafe`s in close proximity are not service mind but only into taking your money.

Thank Rod1981
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This is the number one area to see in Istanbul, even though it is touristy. You can walk to all the sites very easily or take the modern tram which is convenient. Nice tourist shops as well.

1  Thank Marianne H
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Sultanahmet is the historic part of Istanbul where almost all the historic attraction are located. The area is very walkable and all attractions lead to one another.

Thank Alkhatnai
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Touristy, but fun. Lots of action and sights all within walking distance. Lots of carpet touts, but they are just doing their job and add to the atmosphere

2  Thank ckcanary
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The most important sights of Istanbul are here. Within walking distance you can visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, Arasta market, and the Grand Bazaar or the Egyptian market are just 10'-15' away from the square. You can find also there many restaurants and cafes and some of them are really good.

2  Thank Effie S
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