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To do in the evening

boston
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To do in the evening

We will reach Istanbul on a Sunday evening around 4:55, by the time we check in our hotel in sultanahmet,it will be 6:30pm,can you recommend any place or sight we can visit with kids so we can use our time there as much as possible.

Thanks

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1. Re: To do in the evening

You could visit the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome - and also the Arasta Bazaar.

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2. Re: To do in the evening

Merhaba biancarussell,

By the time you'll have made it to Sultanahmet, almost all the attractions will be closed or closing. I'd suggest that you stroll around Sultanahmet square, savor the beauty and grandeur of Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque, and have your first official local food in the city at Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi (Selim Usta) which is famous for its delicious meatballs. After the dinner, you can check out Arasta Bazaar to get a feeling of an eastern market and call it a night (of course unless you are too weary by then).

Enjoy your time in the city

Borus

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3. Re: To do in the evening

Thanks Borus, we are staying in hotel Ilkay ,is this market nearby?

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4. Re: To do in the evening

Arasta Bazaar is just behind the Blue Mosque (socalled as Sultanahmet Mosque by the locals)

For more info about Arasta, have a look:

http://www.arastabazaar.com/

Your hotel is closer to gulhane tram station. You can either walk up following the tramtracks to Sultanahmet or you can take the tram for only one stop there.

Enjoy

Borus

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5. Re: To do in the evening

Hi What are the trading hours for the arasta bazaar I could find this info on the website Thank You H

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6. Re: To do in the evening

Mae, depending on the season of the year, it changes. In summer time, you can try between 9 AM and 9 PM.

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