It's where a lot of hostels and guesthouses are located but it's also where some of the most stunning tourist attractions are based. It is up there with anywhere in the world.
About Sultanahmet District
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We visited during Ramadan. Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, close Bazaar, all walking distance. Food is great. Green Parks. There was security everywhere. We felt safe. Highly recommend. Lots of boutique hotels. Some Exchange offices take commission so be careful. Cash is good. You...More
Don't believe the hype about scams, yes, some shop dealers are pushy and it pays to be aware of your surroundings, but I never felt unsafe wander all over this place day-after-day.
This feels like the centre of activity with a lot of attractions close by. This is my favourite area for a relaxing walk and spending time with oneself. You feel like a local as you do not need much help and can easily reach a...More
I enjoyed this neighbourhood a lot, even the simple walks are very nice because of the views and vibes and possibilities of relaxation. Here you can visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Gulhane park, Basilica Cistern and many others and stop for lunch...More
Sultanahmet is chock full of enough to see, do, eat, and meet that you don't HAVE to go anywhere else in Istanbul. I wouldn't recommend you JUST hang out here, if this is your first time... but if you were interested in experiencing a week...More
This is my thied visit to Istanbul. One never tires of viewing this extraordinary skyline whether arriving by land or water.