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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 love Sultanahmet

The beatiful area of Fatih on eoropean side. Full of historical monuments and touristic attraction. Streets of Sultanahmet are so nice will bring you back few centuries in the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beatiful area of Fatih on eoropean side. Full of historical monuments and touristic attraction. Streets of Sultanahmet are so nice will bring you back few centuries in the past. Lot of nice restaurants and shops...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Fatih and there was nothing better than see the daily life at this historic part of Istanbul, specially visiting all the sites at night and be very close to the Grand Bazar. Take some time to ppl watch and see the daily life, its so incredible how different we are.

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We had so much fun there my friends and I. You don't get lost in Istanbul as eveything is easily reachable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really love this district. It has everything, most hisorical tourist attractions are in walking distance. Will always choose for accommodation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Istanbul for the first time stay here! Walking distance to all of the historical landmarks and museums, streets are not too crowded, and cars are only allowed on a selection of the roads in this area. Very quiet and safe area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

spice shops, sweet shops, the haga Sophia and gorgeous fountain outside, the blue mosque, the waterfront just down the hill. This is an AMAZING place to visit the bustle is wonderful and the natural beauty astounding.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As much as I liked the historic quarter of Istanbul as much I found it annoying! No doubt its really beautiful with all the buildings and bazaars but as a girl travelling alone or just as a tourist, you can't take a step without anyone approching you and trying to get you in their shop/restaurant or selling you something. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an iconic tourist spot. Very clean with controlled dogs and pet well taken care of around the mosque. This is a must see building

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit the wonderful old Sultanahmet District. This World Heritage-listed district is with lots of historic buildings and enough magical atmosphere Discover such as Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque ,Topkapi Palace, and underground world of the Basilica Cistern. Then shopping in Grand Bazaar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

History everywhere! Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Topkapi, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazar, Istanbul University, Burnt Column etc. You will see 3rd Century BC to present by walking for just few hours.

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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 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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