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Sultanahmet District

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Address: Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including...

The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.

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The Place To Be!

Sultanahmet District is busy and lively at night. The trains are running non-stop. Majority of the shops, restaurants and bars are open until morning. Hagia Sophia and the Blue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Huntsville, Texas
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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sultanahmet District is busy and lively at night. The trains are running non-stop. Majority of the shops, restaurants and bars are open until morning. Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are nearby. This is one of the best streets in this part of historical old city.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best and first place to go while visiting İstanbul. Museums and monuments are walking distance to each other. You may have chance to visit St. Sofia , little St Sofia, Topkapı palace, mosaic, İslamic culture and 1001 columns & underground cisterns museums. Also Blue mosque (Sultanahmet mosque ) and hippodrome square .

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Thank Opio2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The heart of old Istanbul, lots of attractions and museums like Hagia Sophia and blue mosque, don't miss the grand bazar. Nice place to walk if the weather is nice( usually nice ), reach their via tram ( interconnection with the metro in Kabatash station).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved everything about my visit to Istanbul, but this area of the city is so beautiful and there is so much history that it is a must see of anyone traveling to Turkey.

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Thank Angela S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our entire day there, read Friday prayers with people from around the world side by side. Felt truly at peace here , such a beautiful place with so many famous scholars buried there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The key tourist attractions are in or near to this district. There are many, many hotels and restaurants at all levels. We felt safe at all times. Our hotel was a reasonable price and we ate in restaurants that gave us dinner and an alcoholic drink for 70 to 100 lira for two people. ($20-$25) Don't stop for the guys... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing time I had traveling through Istanbul and other parts of Turkey! Enjoy the haggling and come away with some amazing trinkets and spices

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sultanahmet area is the center of old town. It hosts many historical buildings , museums, shops and restaurants. Blue mosque, St. hagia sophia , topkapı palace are to name some. A must visit place for tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area to day in very central and easy to move about. Lots of eslki g snd up n down roads but lively lovely area snd people friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hy guys Hope you will be fine and things are going in the respect of you its a great area to visited but boring without friends or girlfriend so please be some one along with yourself...!!!

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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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