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Historic Areas of Istanbul

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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“old city” (273 reviews)
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

Walk the historic areas and drink in the atmosphere of somewhere steeped in history. But this should take some days as there is so much to take in.

Reviewed 2 days ago

There is not specific historic area in Istanbul. Historic areas are all other the place. Istanbul is like an open museum

Thank janakat60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who comes to Istanbul without coming to this area? This area is un-skipable. It is recommended not only to visit all those amazing tourist spot but also to walk around this area after sunset.

Thank Lizzy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much to see here and so much to do. From shopping to sight seeing this destination offers you every thing and not to forget some mouth watering food.

Thank brightlight82z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are multiple historic places and it is must visit place. You can cover all historic places in two days and better to take tour guide as history is interesting and great. Good place to visit even with kids and family

Thank harshal R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was quite surprised with how well maintained the historical area was. As its a popular tourist area, it has enough sitting area, toilets (some you need to pay) and activities to make it a lively area. If you like walking, most of the major...More

Thank KLjane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone interested in learning more about Istanbul or Turkey's history I suggest you visit their historic sites and use a guide as there's a lot to learn

1  Thank zand1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Istanbul is in generally breathtaking by far!!! And especially the "old" city (araound Hagia Sofia) is magnificent!

Thank Dimitris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here 4 times and I love it more each trip. Wonder city to just all around in, plus hundreds of amazing buildings to investigate. A city with a lot of history to be discovered.

Thank mes227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one hour boat ride gives view of context to landmarks of old town along waterway. Some narration which varies widely from boat to boat.

Thank Iowatogo2017
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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Salman G
I shall be staying in Istanbul for 6 days. what all is recommended to be seen in 6 days??
30 April 2017|
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Response from flaviaes57 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Dolmabace Palace, Topkapi Palace, Suleyman Mosque, The Egyptian Bazar and The Grand Bazar. All this are a must see.
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Sikha B
I just have one day in Istanbul. Can you suggest what places should I visit in this small duration. I will be staying in Park Inn By Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport and I have return flight to Mumbai at 8 PM which means I will have to leave by 5 PM from the hotel. I guess its little far from the main city.
24 April 2017|
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Response from Gillian K | Reviewed this property |
Hagaia Sophia - it's awesome
Natasha B
hi, I'm contemplating booking a trip to Istanbul in May. is it safe to travel there now?
23 November 2016|
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Response from Jawdat54 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Oh, yes we spent 1 week in October and everything was normal. Turkey is a vast country and main incidents happened far away from Istanbul, mainly near border with Syria & Iraq which is few hundred kilometres away... More