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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%
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“place to stay” (246 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1 337 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (731 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed today

Go for a solo walk between the cozy streets. Watch the tombs up the hill, go in the telefrik . Have lunch at one of the restaurants facing the sea.

Thank Dina A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Blue Mosque, Hagua Sophia, and Topkapi Palace/Gardens are all in the area. And all must see places. Not like you would miss any of them though if in the area, as they all stand out. In addition, many shops and restaurants focussed on tourists in...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing historic district jam packed with shops, restaurants, interesting little streets, architecture, and historical sights. It's also a great place for people watching. And being watched! I'm convinced that fully 45% of the people in the square are employed by carpet shops...More

Thank therese l
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked after the mosques and park in narrow streets with many clothes shops & pastries. Very nice way down the hill to a bus station. Seemed really safe and relaxed even after sunset, in the early evening.

Thank dianadW3280PZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even in wet n cold weather we enjoyed it so much. Alot of attractions close together so you will always be busy. We couldnt get enough of taking pictures. Very beautiful

Thank Kat D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I like to stay in this distrect as I love the old buildings and the resturants all around. transportation is easy and it is not noicy at night.

Thank Ahmed A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing old city, very walkable, bustling with people and energy. Do all the usual attractions, buy museum pass for 85, and get metro card for tram metro and ferry. Take a ferry across the river, 20 min trip. Go to spice baazar, try Turkish delight....More

Thank wherearethechips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This particular zone has some sort of charm in it that puts you under its spell and makes you want to stay forever and never leave , the hagia sophia, the blue mosque , topkapi palace , basilica cystern , the fountains ,the retaurants ,...More

Thank Mdawlatian
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is bustling with tourists and is always vibrant. Perhaps the best region for travelers in Istanbul. Also, has loads of delicious eateries.

Thank ravir685
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area offers so much to do and see, it isn't surprising most visitors never leave this area! People are so friendly and you will never be bored!

Thank Piumie d
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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Hector M
26 May 2017|
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Response from eldon311 | Reviewed this property |
Do not miss is! If you don't have any luggage with you is better! Ill say $70 Turkish lira per taxi Food is not expensive, once in Hagia Sophia you can make it in 1 1/2 is a must! Then work the times for Blue Mosque and... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from Aisha369 | Reviewed this property |
U just need to ignore them as u do not speak the language they speak, create ur own 🤓 as the matter of fact, they are not all over the city, u can go some where else without being annoyed. This area deserves to accommodate... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
There are some drivers, but all depends on personal knowledge, try to check with someone who visited before and they will help in this regards