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Sultanahmet District

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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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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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All reviews place to stay blue mosque grand bazaar within walking distance hagia sophia basilica cistern major attractions historical area old city walk around spice bazaar turkey visiting istanbul sultanahmet tram tourists sights
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Reviewed today via mobile

Wonderful place to stay. People are friendly and helpfull. Rich history and prices are affordable-shoppers paradise. Must see Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace. Restaurants are excellent- food delicious.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 561Heleen
Reviewed today

4 Beautiful places in 1 area ... Hagia Sofia , Sultanahmet mosque , Topkapi palace , and Basilica Cistern, all in 1 train station (Sultanahmet) at ( T1 ) , you can go at day and enter the museums and enjoy hundreds of years of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AbdulL111
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Sultanahmet area in December it was a bit cold but got great time as there were not as many visitors as you expect in summer. Everything is magnificent there are a lot of things to see and visit from Sulamynya Mosque to Hagia...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sohailnz
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice place to walk, discover Istanbul, see architecture, meet locals, dine in traditional Turkish cafe's and restaurants and even buy suvenier from the Araste Bazar

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marodint
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the great historical areas in Turkey. Full of history, shops, boutiques and cafes. The Grand Bazaar is around the corner and can be visited in the same visit. The area is safe but you need to be careful when dealing with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amofty
Reviewed 3 days ago

My low rating is due more to the non- or mis-management of the area by the governmental representative tourism bodies rather than by it itself. While the whole area, which is on top of a byzantine hyppodrome, is of course interesting, I found it completely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CB12345
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many hotels and restaurants in this area within walking distance. Blue Mosque is nearby.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marie-Lynne B
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are travelling to Istanbul, it would be better if you stay at Sultanhamet district. You will find many hotel near to Blue mosque, topkapi museum or Hagia Sofia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Zeeshan-Syed79
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been lucky to travel to Turkey every year since finding it my passion place, where I feel at home, and totally at peace, the ‘old city’ has everything, a zillion hotels ( of which I can personally recommend quite a few) budget, mid...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank istanbul455
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old town Sultanahmet is a busy hive of activity and interesting things to do if you are into historical sites and lots of history. Just be careful of hustlers wanting to sell you all kinds of stuff and trying to persuade you with their charm...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AfroCoco
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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
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Response from Meysam_MRB | Reviewed this property |
Hi As a matter of fact i don’t recommend u any restaurant in Sultanahmet district, but i suggest u if u want to eat healthy and fresh food in the nearest of this place go to Galata bridge by the T1 and in Karakoy station go... More
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Buy "Istanbul Kart" from the airport 10 Turkish lira. Then fill it 5 lira . use the metro at the airport to go to the station "Zeytin burnu" and there at the same station ride the "tramvay" to the SultanAhmet directly. The... More