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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“place to stay” (255 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1,371 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (749 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"place to stay"
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"blue mosque"
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"grand bazaar"
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"within walking distance"
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"hagia sophia"
in 621 reviews
"basilica cistern"
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"major attractions"
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"old city"
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"historic sites"
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"walk around"
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"spice bazaar"
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"turkey"
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"sultanahmet"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the heart of Istanbul, if you came to Istanbul for a visit and didn’t come hear, then you missed it or even didn’t visit the city. Most of the old city are around it and it stays lively all the time.

Thank M C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sultanahmet is the best area to stay in Istanbul. Good for tourists and fine restaurants. Easy access for the tram .Easy walking distance from the Grand Bazaar plenty to do and see in this area

Thank Jenny B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The area is close to all the main tourist attractions. All are within walking distance. The restaurants are ok but not authentic. I would suggest going accross the Galata Bridge for better food.

Thank bij1963
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a wonderful experience seeing Sultanahmet District. It took around half an hour to reach there.

Thank Rahul G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of architecture and culture. The streets are very narrow and not straight, so it's very easy to get lost.

Thank Maris Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant area for eating day or night and also for shopping...would recommend to everyone as great atmosphere at all times....

Thank Adeebsadiq
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It all happens here! Architecture, history, culture, cuisine and personalities. Don't miss the ice cream vendors with their fun delivery of delicious treats!

Thank Rosemary S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in 2005 and now and thee is a great difference in 2005 the are was quiet and in the park there were fountains so serene then now it is a bustling place with activities and scores of noisy people yet t hasnt lost...More

Thank doctoranees
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not very special place exactly for iranian that have very better mosque in iran that is more beautiful. Just visiting for watching this places not more

Thank Meysam R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll hear this a lot as you walk around. A nice, well-groomed young man will introduce himself and give you directions or help you buy a museum pass, assuring you that he is not a guide. It's all true. He's not a guide, he's a...More

Thank gcannon
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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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Вера М
5 March 2018|
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Response from adibfarid | Reviewed this property |
It runs with the meter! Normally it will cost you 70 to 80 Turkish Lira. It will depend on the trafic!!!
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15 February 2018|
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Response from AwesomeKyiv | Reviewed this property |
The area is much nicer at night. Sultanahmet might be opened for longer hours, Hagia Sophia is closing at 17;00 I recommend for visiting Suleymaniye Mosque and district which is really close to there, much more authentic... More
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Hector M
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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
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