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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stay at a small hotel that is between the Blue Mosque and the Bosporus. So we take the tram in from the Airport and walk through the Sultanahmet Square to get to our hotel. Every time we see different things about the Blue Mosque....More

Thank LarryB1868
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great area to take in the sights and smells. Beautifully landscaped, you could spend hours here when the weather is nice just people watching.

Thank Suleman A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely area to relax and people watch. Good place to look at the map have an ice cream and discuss your next attraction or recap on what you did before.

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice chillout place that site between Hagia Sophia and blue mosque. There's a fountain with benches outside that many people just sit on and chill!

Thank Shum0n
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous building with great mosaics. Impressive is short for this masterpiece. It is the most beautiful mosque in Istanbul.

Thank vinceAtlanta
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing to be standing in between the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Also great to go at night when the fountain lights up with color

Thank jackiw328
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were imppresed about this place, I traveld with my family, we loved the mosque it was amasing also for the fact that it is such an old islamis arhitecture and mosque in the same time

Thank sabahoglusena
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do for anyone visiting Istanbul. There are three of the most important site that everyone visits the area ( Aya Sofia, Sultanahmet, and Topkapi). There is a nice fountain in the middle of it.

Thank Maj S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a place where you can walk, take pictures, get around. The surrounding area is surrounded by historical landmarks. If you are hungry, you can buy food or snacks from the cart at an affordable price.

Thank Pannika n
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the great open spaces of the world. With the Aya Sofia at end and the Blue Mosque at the other, and small gardens and fountains in between, it offers are remarkable audio-visual experience. The audio comes from the muezzin of the...More

Thank Emmanuel G
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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
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Shamima C
23 April 2017|
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Response from 750frequenttraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's safe to go, and you'll love the colourful fountain: make sure you take lots of photos of the mosques with the fountain in the middle, they'll look great! It gets very quiet at night so makes for a beautiful walk.
6 July 2016|
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Response from Danny S | Reviewed this property |
Well , all places of interest you indicated are walking ( max 10 min ) one from another. I don't think you need any special tour. Just get a cab from the port and ask to drive to Sultan Ahmed ( blue mosque ) . The Hagia... More
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