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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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“blue mosque” (907 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
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"grand bazaar"
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"hagia sophia"
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"old city"
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"within walking distance"
in 112 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 212 reviews
"spice market"
in 189 reviews
"every corner"
in 71 reviews
"galata tower"
in 167 reviews
"amazing city"
in 70 reviews
"turkey"
in 237 reviews
"golden horn"
in 100 reviews
"taksim square"
in 68 reviews
"ottoman empire"
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"history"
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"sites"
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"bosphorus"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya & Top Kapi Palace, all are in one place, one must visit these. These are the true representation of Turkey's rich history.

Thank Nighat B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the city is famous for its historic sites, weather museums, palaces, mosques or open areas. It is a treasure for site seeing and history lovers.

Thank Talal A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a historic place, so much to see. this was our second visit this year, and got to fit in what we didn't see last time.. The call to Prayer adds to vibe of this place, people are lovely, the food is great

1  Thank Aurora S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to TopKapi Palace, Hagya Sophia, the Blue Mosques -I was fascinated with the building/architecture and its authentic structure- still standing strong and magnificent ! Im beyond words

Thank roziemohamed
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Reviewed 6 days ago

istanbul is one of the great cities of the world. So much history from Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman era's.

Thank TR4prez
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We cut our two week vacation to Istanbul short within two days. You will see 90% men, 20% with their heads cut up for cheap hair restoration and their wives ironically covered head to toe. You will be tricked into eating at restaurants and then...More

Thank Lu S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is a must see in Istanbul as most of the main sites and history are located here. They are in walking distance of eacb other or short tram ride. Very busy in the day with tourists as you can imagine but quieter at...More

Thank Tasneem A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in a hotel in the centre of the historic area during a 5-day visit to Istanbul. It was conveniently close to the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Archaeological museum, the Mosaic Museum, the Grand Bazaar and numerous...More

1  Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sultan Ahmet area has all the major tourist attractions of Istanbul. At the centre is the Hippodrome with the Blue mosque on one side. Further down, the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are located. A stone's throw from them you have the Archaeological Museum...More

Thank Sumithran
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilika cistern, Bazar, Spice bazar..Taxim place or just walking around..

Thank severinarek
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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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adnandobai1
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chasing-history | Reviewed this property |
Hi . As you are traveling with children I recommend that you base your self in the old part of the city preferably in the Sultanahmet area as most of the sights are within walking distance and there are a wide variety of... More
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14 November 2017|
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Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
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baharrriii
2 September 2017|
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Response from Erkan S | Reviewed this property |
There are trendy and relatively expensive nightclubs by Bosphorus. Trendy clubs/ bars in Kadıköy (Anatolian side) Trendy bars and cafes in Karaköy (close to Galata) and still some good places you can find in Taksim.
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