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Soğukçeşme Sokağı in Sultanahmet leads downhill from Topkapı Palace to Gülhane Park. The street is... read more

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This is a small street between the museum and the palace, and it has its own unique architecture... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Soğukçeşme Sokağı in Sultanahmet leads downhill from Topkapı Palace to Gülhane Park. The street is interesting but not original. The Ottoman wooden houses were renovated and now look quite modern. The front door miniature "gardens" are also planted with fragrant shrubs.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The ambition was to recreate the Ottoman wooden houses' atmosphere. They were beyond repair, but the "copies" are not convincing. One even wonders if they are occupied - no lights in the windows. The area is very nice though to to stroll through especially after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is a small street between the museum and the palace, and it has its own unique architecture, along with a library and a museum, and it allows you to see into the digs going on behind the museum. Its a really quaint street to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Old cobbled street with new brightly coloured houses in the old design. Istanbul has more to see but this is a handy cut through from Topkapi palace. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Little houses next to the palace. Artists used to come paint these, and the prime minister was born on this street. A nice walk.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Sogukcesme (Cold Fountain) Street is just behind Hagia Sophia, connecting to the entrance of Topkapi Palace. It is a street with a gorgeous fountain and twelve houses that recumbent over the walls of the Topkapi Palace. The street got its name from the fountain built...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I don't agree with the name Souk. This is a cobble stone street that leaves Topkapi Palace and goes down to Gulhane Park. It has a very old restaurant on it and they have built new housing to replace the original housing against the palace...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank 795gl
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The street is behind the Hagia Sophia Museum. Facing the Topkapi Palace entrance gates turn left and walk down the street. It is a quiet street and gives you a feeling of old Istanbul and the wealthy people who lived here. One of the houses...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Helena B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Soğukçeşme Sokağı Osmanlı sokaklarının havasını hissetmek isteyenler için çok uygun bir atmosfer sunuyor. / Sogukcesme Street offers a great atmosphere for those who would like to feel the Ottoman streets.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ZuleyhaTULAY
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Sogukcesme or Cold Fountain Street is located in the Sultanahmet Area. It starts near the gates of Topkapi and goes down to Divan Yolu Cadessi. You can see the historical houses of Istanbul here. This street shows us how the 18th century gentry of this...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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