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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Sunday Bazaar

This old residential street in Beyoğolü becomes a public market on Sunday. One block north of Omar Hayyam, just west of Tarlabaşı (downhill from Omar Hayyam bus stop).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This old residential street in Beyoğolü becomes a public market on Sunday. One block north of Omar Hayyam, just west of Tarlabaşı (downhill from Omar Hayyam bus stop).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No need to talk about so much about the area. You will be happy to be there for many reason , infact to understand of mankind built structures in the ages. Also different cultures left their footprints at that area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Museum took me back to Centuries. A great preserved area with loud and clear secular message. Turkey is true secular country. Islam is practiced by majority yet no display of the same at public places, including hoardings and Islamic photographs. Really impressed by their secular image building, unlike some other secular countries where religion is exhibited everywhere, by show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it is very easy to get round in Istanbul, Walking is great, or you can get the tram, just buy the ticket at the airport, then top up when needed, just have a local map and wander

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Turkish Mediterranean Coast, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to learn more about the Ottoman empire.You have to visit historical areas in istanbul.Topkapı palace will give you a huge idea about the empire,their life style,weapons they used etc.It is better to visit with guide.All Sultan Ahmed area has spectacular places like blue mosque,basilica cistern.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic areas of Istanbul is too broad a topic to cover adequately. They are all very beautiful but you have to pick what you want and adventure at least a bit out of the obvious ones like St. Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Go and visit Suleymaniye mosque and marvel at its simplicity and compare how you like it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hello! All Istanbul is very nice charm in all aspects (touristic, historic, business, local culture, people, food, distraction, hamam, sauna, night life, etc..)... Also, the Gran Bazar and Hippodrome are the very nice Historic Areas and typical of Istanbul... I have enjoyed my stay to visit these beautiful Historic Areas...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relive past, experience the ancient culture and it's grand diversity, you must visit this city ! Hagia Sophia, Blue mosque, Grand bazaar and Barbarous strait is must visit !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic area was awesome just to see all these century old buildings and wonderful people. Definitely will go back

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the ambiance of the neighborhood is really amazing. so much history to take in. mesmerized by the old architecture

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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