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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“place to stay” (253 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1 357 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (749 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"place to stay"
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"blue mosque"
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"grand bazaar"
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"within walking distance"
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"hagia sophia"
in 618 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 328 reviews
"historical area"
in 73 reviews
"major attractions"
in 113 reviews
"old city"
in 298 reviews
"walk around"
in 142 reviews
"spice bazaar"
in 129 reviews
"turkey"
in 251 reviews
"sultanahmet"
in 1 065 reviews
"tram"
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"tourists"
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"sights"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's the first place to go in Istanbul, since many of Istanbul's attractions such as the blue mosque and the aya Sofia mosque are in this neighbourhood.also make sure to take the back alley from topkapi palace to gulhane park cuz its so beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very beautiful place, so many people different nationalities are happy to visit Istanbul. I would love to come back again.

Thank Erika D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are in a hotel in this area. I love it. Walk to at least 5 famous sites. Tons of restaurants. A really nice buzz. I felt quite safe. Nice shops.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Istanbuls most significant and impressive monuments such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are in Sultanahmet. There are also many other things to see such as the Baths of Roxelana And the mosaics museum ( the Topkapi palace is a short walk from here)....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think it is a great day when we are there because there are so many people and thing to see it and to know when any idea of the place I like it and I have pay too much thing like ad old

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sultanahmet district comprises of old architectural,historical buildings.Beautiful place.Must see in istanbul

Thank ramki09
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visit Istanbul every two months as I work there but also holiday there. It is the most exciting and beautiful city. If you are visiting any mosque ladies please take a head scarfe and be prepared to remove your shoes. This is respecting the...More

Thank angelinabateman21
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing place. Nice people great, great shops, amazing historic sites. You should really goat least once in your life. There is a direct connection to the tram. And if you are planning to go to one of the museumsarrive early. At least at 9.

Thank Mayis_39
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic area with so much history. This is by far my favourite part of Istanbul. You’ve got so many great sights and attractions and all the cafes, souks, restaurants, carpet shops that you could wish for. Something for every budget from on a shoe string...More

Thank Mo-Oxford
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sultan Ahmet district which contains the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Spice Market, the Grand Bazar, and many other sites that I could not see on this visit, is truly the heart of Istanbul. My family was living in Hotel Yigitalp, which...More

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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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anana650
21 June 2018|
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Response from MarcusWillTravel | Reviewed this property |
Close by in the Grand Bizarre is a branch of Nusret - one of Turkey's most famous steak houses and it is much cheaper than most of their overseas branches. Also, there are lots of street food type places near Galati bridge.
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Вера М
4 March 2018|
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Response from adibfarid | Reviewed this property |
It runs with the meter! Normally it will cost you 70 to 80 Turkish Lira. It will depend on the trafic!!!
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15 February 2018|
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Response from AwesomeKyiv | Reviewed this property |
The area is much nicer at night. Sultanahmet might be opened for longer hours, Hagia Sophia is closing at 17;00 I recommend for visiting Suleymaniye Mosque and district which is really close to there, much more authentic... More
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