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Sultanahmet District

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Address: Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including...

The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.

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I've been to Istanbul 6x since 1999. Always stay in this area, it's awesome and full of so much history and culture. The people are amazing and really friendly. Very touristy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Istanbul 6x since 1999. Always stay in this area, it's awesome and full of so much history and culture. The people are amazing and really friendly. Very touristy as well as down to earth. This truly is the best city on Europe ( if you confer it Europe), one of my favorite places on Earth. My wife... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1:Praying time you can not go inside 2:For muslums, you can perform ablution outside only, so attention in winter 3:Carry something for cover your hair

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice area, it has big bazar that you'll find many different speciality shops, spices, food & antiques. Nice area to visit.

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Bath UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to stay in, near attractions including main Bazaar, lots of good restaurants who cater for vegetarians.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History, food and culture. It's worth coming just to experience Istanbul's wonderful public transport system. We walked, got a metro train, then a funicular, then a tram! All comfy, clean, inexpensive and efficient. London, learn from this!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to stay in during your trip.. you can walk around and see many site seeing by just walking around, many restaurants and bazars.. full of life during day and night .. no need for taxis and you can use the train ....

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this area , and always we stay there . It's easy to use the tram with our kids and baby stroller . It's a magical place at night with the song , Ottoman dancing and lot of food truck .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, lively historical and tourist district of Istanbul. Alot of eatery , shops and nice views for pictures. But very much crowded. Alot of stray cats, dogs arround.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sultanahmet is an enchanting location of Istanbul !! Must visit !!!. The area is very old but very interesting. Most things are close - walking distance. The public transportation is also easy. Most of all, take the time to really enjoy the surroundings, the buildings and the people. Also allow plenty of time in the Grand Bazaar...get ready to bargain... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful city but very busy and the roads are terrifying Haha! Always something to see and do, cistern was beautiful and so are the mosques. Will definitely be coming back!

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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