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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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Classic Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“blue mosque” (1,315 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (717 reviews)
Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

It was nice to see all the hustle and bustle of the city. I would recommend seeing this district even on the shortest trips.

Thank Emrdensow
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to see and do in the Sultanahmet District: Hagia Sofia, Little Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, the Stables, Topkapi Palace, Basicila Cistern etc are all within easy walking distance.

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed in this area it has everything you want. Historical sites. Restaurants. Boat trip around the bosphourous. Good tram links.and plenty of hotels to choose from.

Thank Kevan O
Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my stay at this place. Walking around, taking the tram, eating local delicacies. Lovely people. Even enjoyed the shopping here. Taksim square is very near.

Thank Linton D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great ambiance ... people are walking around between two famous mosque ... there are some rolling station to sell some local food like sweet corn and etc .

Thank Hasan A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This to me, is the most central parts of the city. Known as The Old City, getting here by public transport is easy. The waterfront usually has cruise ships, providing it's passengers with easy, self-arranged access to sights and shopping.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice historical center we loved here very clean there are many beautiful restaurant Caffè great :))

Thank ŞAnlı J
Reviewed 4 days ago

I believe this should be the most wanted place in Istanbul since I tried to get the touch of Constantinople and Ottoman.

Thank PaulNg5533
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Sultanahmet District encompasses a great number of the standard tourist sites plus places to discover that are too many to list. In the large central square, there are benches, trees, grass, plaques and kiosks explaining the history of the places and monuments, and public...More

Thank Gloria B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Has or close to most historic sites that you want to visit ..old pedestrian streets with endless shops and restaurants choices to choose from. you need to haggle with every shop owner when buying and the price could easily become 1/2 originally offered figure .

Thank Cameltamer
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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Hector M
27 May 2017|
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Response from eldon311 | Reviewed this property |
Do not miss is! If you don't have any luggage with you is better! Ill say $70 Turkish lira per taxi Food is not expensive, once in Hagia Sophia you can make it in 1 1/2 is a must! Then work the times for Blue Mosque and... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from Aisha369 | Reviewed this property |
U just need to ignore them as u do not speak the language they speak, create ur own 🤓 as the matter of fact, they are not all over the city, u can go some where else without being annoyed. This area deserves to accommodate... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
There are some drivers, but all depends on personal knowledge, try to check with someone who visited before and they will help in this regards