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Large square between the hagia and the blue mosques. It's extremely busy with people walking between the two. Nice colourful fountains also in the area with a few stalls selling nibbles such as sweet corn and chestnuts. Strange to see the riot and water cannon...More

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed 6 days ago

This square is a wonderful place to sit and relax and watch the world go by BUT at night it is wonderful. You have the Blue Mosque on one side and the Hagia Sophia on the other, both beautifully lit up, and I found it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sultanahmet Square is the heart of the Old City in Istanbul. Many historical monuments are close by, and it is a great place for people watching.

Thank seeker_here
Reviewed 1 week ago

loely place to relax day or night, night time is abit better as the fountain is on with lights food places are all within a walking distance

Thank shah u
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is absolutely wonderful place between two mosques. If you want take a rest, it is fantastic. In november there is not much salesmen

Thank Petr G
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can feel good if you go to musk , good square of sultanahmad , nice garden , perfect view , quiet place .

Thank fmzk003
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sultanahmet Square is the oldest part of Istanbul housing Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum and the Basilica Cistern. It is a very prestigious place and a Must-See when in town.

Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We too the 'free' (tips only) walking tour and the guide explained so much more about the square that you can find on the information boards.

Thank RLandAdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must to see place. Daytime was a bit crowded. The night light at the square is really beautiful also.

Thank kitty l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several afternoons and evenings in the park. It's an excellent place to walk after dining in one of the nearby restaurants or after your visit to the Sultanahmet Mosque or the Hagia Sophia. If you like to people watch, this is the place...More

Thank William M
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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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Shamima C
23 April 2017|
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Response from 750frequenttraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's safe to go, and you'll love the colourful fountain: make sure you take lots of photos of the mosques with the fountain in the middle, they'll look great! It gets very quiet at night so makes for a beautiful walk.
6 July 2016|
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Response from DannyS43 | Reviewed this property |
Well , all places of interest you indicated are walking ( max 10 min ) one from another. I don't think you need any special tour. Just get a cab from the port and ask to drive to Sultan Ahmed ( blue mosque ) . The Hagia... More
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