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This is a small street between the museum and the palace, and it has its own unique architecture... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Nice walk

Little houses next to the palace. Artists used to come paint these, and the prime minister was born... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
therese l
Cobleskill, New York
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5 Jul 2018
“make sure you find it”
15 Jan 2018
“Nice walk”
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is a small street between the museum and the palace, and it has its own unique architecture, along with a library and a museum, and it allows you to see into the digs going on behind the museum. Its a really quaint street to...More

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Old cobbled street with new brightly coloured houses in the old design. Istanbul has more to see but this is a handy cut through from Topkapi palace. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Little houses next to the palace. Artists used to come paint these, and the prime minister was born on this street. A nice walk.

Thank therese l
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Sogukcesme (Cold Fountain) Street is just behind Hagia Sophia, connecting to the entrance of Topkapi Palace. It is a street with a gorgeous fountain and twelve houses that recumbent over the walls of the Topkapi Palace. The street got its name from the fountain built...More

1  Thank LoveIStanbul365
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I don't agree with the name Souk. This is a cobble stone street that leaves Topkapi Palace and goes down to Gulhane Park. It has a very old restaurant on it and they have built new housing to replace the original housing against the palace...More

1  Thank G L
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The street is behind the Hagia Sophia Museum. Facing the Topkapi Palace entrance gates turn left and walk down the street. It is a quiet street and gives you a feeling of old Istanbul and the wealthy people who lived here. One of the houses...More

Thank Helena B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Soğukçeşme Sokağı Osmanlı sokaklarının havasını hissetmek isteyenler için çok uygun bir atmosfer sunuyor. / Sogukcesme Street offers a great atmosphere for those who would like to feel the Ottoman streets.

Thank ZuleyhaTULAY
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Sogukcesme or Cold Fountain Street is located in the Sultanahmet Area. It starts near the gates of Topkapi and goes down to Divan Yolu Cadessi. You can see the historical houses of Istanbul here. This street shows us how the 18th century gentry of this...More

Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a single street right before the Topkapi Palace museum. Today (Janury 31, 2016) it is under restoration. However, it is a beautiful street with traditional 19th century Ottoman wooden houses. It is a nice street to get a sense of Old Stambul.

1  Thank mesuthan
Reviewed 30 December 2015

This fairly short, cobbled pedestrian street runs between the Topkapi Palace walls and Hagia Sophia. One end shows off a row of colorful Ottoman-type wooden two- to three-story houses that went up to revitalize a derelict section in the mid-1980s. They made up a hotel,...More

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