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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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  • Average2%
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“blue mosque” (907 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (539 reviews)
“hagia sophia” (428 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
in 907 reviews
"grand bazaar"
in 539 reviews
"hagia sophia"
in 428 reviews
"old city"
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"within walking distance"
in 112 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 212 reviews
"spice market"
in 189 reviews
"every corner"
in 71 reviews
"galata tower"
in 167 reviews
"amazing city"
in 70 reviews
"turkey"
in 237 reviews
"golden horn"
in 100 reviews
"taksim square"
in 68 reviews
"ottoman empire"
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"history"
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"sites"
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"bosphorus"
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

Turkey is one fascinating country. We walked all around the Historic area in Istanbul with ease. I had been to Istanbul in 1973. It was a little scary for 22 year old. I thought is was unique then, but a little scary. I wanted my...More

1  Thank Bledsoe2Bledsoe2
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

There is so much to do in Istanbul for every budget. All of the major attractions are withing 5 minutes walking of each other. For anything a distance away the tram service is amazing. The people were lovely and helpful, the food delicious and prices...More

2  Thank leanne363
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

Istanbul in 1974 - we used Europe on $5 a day as a guide. Showed the book to a young boy and asked where hotel was. He took the book and ran away. I followed him and he had run to our hotel. We loved...More

Thank harvey d
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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

There are a number of must see places. Tokpali Palace, Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya. All great sites. The restaurants in the district are average. The negatives are the touts for restaurants and store owners trying to get you to look at...More

2  Thank angelod155019
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Well maintained mosque with superb organization for visitors. Its a must visit for everyone and especially muslims. I attended as many prayers as possible

1  Thank Abdul A
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We spent six days in Istanbul and still didn't see all of the amazing sites. We did however see most of the main attractions. We found the Turkish people very friendly and helpful. You can easily see why this city is rated number 4 in...More

1  Thank Edwin F
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We went on a sightseeing tour provided by our travel group. Visited the Blue Mosque, Topaki Palace, Hippodrome to name some. Very interesting way to learn the history of the city from our tour guide.Be prepared for crowds.

Thank rosie1393
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

very beautiful. i was very happy to see this monuments in Istanbul. i enjoyed it very much. i think i will come here again

1  Thank Ioan635
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

The historic areas of Istanbul offer so much to see and experience. You can spend a couple days just walking around and absorbing the atmosphere amongst the Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia near Sultanahmet Square or visiting the bazaars. You've also got Taskim Square, Gatla...More

1  Thank BusterDog1001
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Istanbul has many varied and wonderful sites to visit. Signage for most sites are friendly to the few major foreign languages. Be prepared for narrow streets, busy thoroughfares, uneven footpaths/roads and very little lights for traffic control. We familiarised ourselves with the public transport system...More

8  Thank Jeffrey S
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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
...More
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adnandobai1
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chasing-history | Reviewed this property |
Hi . As you are traveling with children I recommend that you base your self in the old part of the city preferably in the Sultanahmet area as most of the sights are within walking distance and there are a wide variety of... More
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aza2
14 November 2017|
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Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
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baharrriii
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Response from Erkan S | Reviewed this property |
There are trendy and relatively expensive nightclubs by Bosphorus. Trendy clubs/ bars in Kadıköy (Anatolian side) Trendy bars and cafes in Karaköy (close to Galata) and still some good places you can find in Taksim.
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