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“Tourist area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey (Sultanahmet)
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Toronto
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tourist area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

So many sites to see, museums to visit, places to eat. The restaurants are amazing and it's hard to pick one. Just walking along the small roads is amazing. Sit and enjoy an ice cream cone and watch the people walk by.

Visited September 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great area... full of historical architecture”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Super touristy but so rich in history”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“history in every corner”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Touristy”
4 of 5 stars 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

Visited December 2012
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