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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage

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There were a lot of historical places and buildings to see and visit. We managed to do and ll of them I the one Week we stayed though lots of walking g ao yake and ll pair of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There were a lot of historical places and buildings to see and visit. We managed to do and ll of them I the one Week we stayed though lots of walking g ao yake and ll pair of trainers.

Thank Lubna I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a must see for all tourists and because of the locacion you get to see the best of Istanbul all in one place. You have Topkapi Palace, Hagoa Sofía and Basílica Cisterna in the same area. Although it might seem a bit expensive, there are museum passes that you can buy from 1 to 5 days that can... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Historic Istanbul is breathtaking, the Bosphorus is mandatory, the guided cruise will show you all the historical places. There is alot of history in Istanbul, a marvelous city.... cant wait till I go back again!

Thank 282shabanas
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy a travel back in time and visit all the historic places in the city! Hagia Sophia is amazing! Dolmabahtce saray is beautiful and walking in Beyolu you have the way to see old historic buildings from the past!

Thank IoannisByrosGreece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took Royal princess day shore excursion. Istanbul is very fascinating city, We drove around many historical building sand Landmarks crossing the bridge in Asian and European sites. Visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and ending at the Grand Bazaar. A delightful city to explore, hopefully they keep safe for the tourist.

Thank Han G
Chittagong City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beyoglu is besides Sultanahmet the best area to go. A peculiar mix of EUropean and Turkish (Ottoman) influences can be felt here, and you should certainly not forget the small streets on any of your left or right. You will discover many treasures and you will feel safe anywhere you go (despite some unfortunate attacks on Istiklal)

Thank maintiendrai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking these streets makes me so perfectly happy. It is like being at home. The people here it's like New York but not even close. Much more classy gentle spiritual you must see these places hear the history. Perfect.

Thank Aundrea D
Avigliana, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Istanbul is the history. A mix of West Europe, East Europe, Roman empire, Asia, Arab. All this civilities are in this city. Church.Mosques old and new building. The smelt and flavour of a culture mix. I love this city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place which i have never seen before, really really awesome and historical place, Historic must be visited.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when you say istanbul that;s mean the history at all oparts & directions ;from the first periods of romain tell now ; all is well equiped ; very respect for turkish people & goverment ; finally the old town it's the issue ; don't miss it even in buisness trip

Thank maher629

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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 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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