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Sultanahmet District

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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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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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All reviews place to stay blue mosque grand bazaar within walking distance hagia sophia basilica cistern major attractions historical area old city walk around spice bazaar turkey sultanahmet tram tourists sights hippodrome
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Reviewed yesterday

Just walking around the city, even without going inside any Mosque or building, you will find the place, the people, the food, the air so diferent from all the other places in the world. It is very Unique.

Thank sermar99
Reviewed 4 days ago

Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the cisterns, Hagia Sophia, Hagia Eirene and Topkapi Palace -and other important places- are all situated here as well as a number of noteworthy museums. These are extraordinary sites by any standard. Concentrated within such a small district Sultanahmet is an...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

"Sultanahmet District" The amazing structure of history is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul. There are a couple of attractions around it like Grand Bazaar on a walking distance. I'd like to go & visit again.

Thank Ghulam R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited Sultanahmet Meydanı several times. Each time it is becoming more interesting. Crowd might scare but there are many security forces which make you feel comfortable. Every square meter of Sultanahmet presents you different history and story.

Thank duyguu400
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Veg nice District. Everything the internet says. The Grand Bazaar has 22 entrances so choose wisely.

1  Thank nora1223
Reviewed 6 days ago

This old town area of Istanbul is amazing. You can wander for hours through the maze of shops, restaurants and historic attractions. In the evening you can sit in the central square by the water fountain display eating roasted sweetcorn, with the Blue Mosque on...More

1  Thank Travelholic72
Reviewed 6 days ago

The most beautiful district of istanbul, full of cheap eateries but amazing food, this place is a haven for foodies, shopaholics and history buffs alike with many attractions including spice bazar, grand bazar, blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi saray and basilica cistern to name a...More

1  Thank Shan M
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good place to base yourself in when visiting Istanbul. The Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and many other places are all in walking distance.

1  Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hagia sophia, basilica cisterna and blue mosque Are all in this neighborhood. So is topkapi palace, But for this you need another day. Get lost in the little streets, beware of the tourist traps. But enjoy the beauty of this amazing neighborhood in the heart...More

1  Thank 93emmanuels
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This part of the city is the most beautiful part of istanbul you feel life there and get so much positive energy by every single walk in this area.

1  Thank Sanaz A
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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
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7 November 2018|
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Response from Meysam R | Reviewed this property |
Hi As a matter of fact i don’t recommend u any restaurant in Sultanahmet district, but i suggest u if u want to eat healthy and fresh food in the nearest of this place go to Galata bridge by the T1 and in Karakoy station go... More
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Buy "Istanbul Kart" from the airport 10 Turkish lira. Then fill it 5 lira . use the metro at the airport to go to the station "Zeytin burnu" and there at the same station ride the "tramvay" to the SultanAhmet directly. The... More