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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
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“blue mosque” (907 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (539 reviews)
“hagia sophia” (428 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
in 907 reviews
"grand bazaar"
in 539 reviews
"hagia sophia"
in 428 reviews
"old city"
in 281 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 112 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 212 reviews
"spice market"
in 189 reviews
"every corner"
in 71 reviews
"galata tower"
in 167 reviews
"amazing city"
in 70 reviews
"turkey"
in 237 reviews
"golden horn"
in 100 reviews
"taksim square"
in 68 reviews
"ottoman empire"
in 65 reviews
"history"
in 1,216 reviews
"sites"
in 470 reviews
"bosphorus"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful area with impressive buildings lining the seaside. The gardens are especially nice to walk through and take pictures in during the spring months

Thank Apriegel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was so good place which makes a lot of so attracted to place and having full of people and having nice secenaries

Thank Manish2618
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Traveled in 2016 and the city, sights, rich culture and history is just truly amazing. All the Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and Haiga Sophia Mosque/Church and many other sites were truly breathtaking. The food and people were wonderful. I would definitely take this trip again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I never get enough of this city! Been there for 3 times and already planning for my fourth visit. My favorite place to go is the Galata bridge at sunset.

Thank EmKay2424
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and i went to see everywhere like the mosques and the historic places and we were all in awe. A beautiful city with amazing thing to do.

Thank _hadiahabibi786
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The area has great history but most of the people are not courteous. Be careful while shopping, the shopkeepers are too shrewd to get maximum out of you, will embarrass you if you do not make purchases.

2  Thank sheentagh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been there 7 times now. I already booked a New trip in 3 month. I love the history, and i learn new things every time. I feel save,even when i walk alone in the night

Thank Metropol1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk in the old town of Istanbul. A bit hilly sometimes which can be challanging. Alot of cubblestone.

Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completely closed: Blue Mosque and Fethiye Church Open but walls completely covered: Rustam Pasa Mosque Parts open but a lot closed: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Archaeological Museum (most of the Museum was closed) Pleasant surprise: Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum open and free from closure, and...More

1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again to Historic Areas of Istanbul nice Areas be in fabulous marvelous amazing i enjoy it and will resume it next vivit

1  Thank bnghanem
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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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adnandobai1
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chasing-history | Reviewed this property |
Hi . As you are traveling with children I recommend that you base your self in the old part of the city preferably in the Sultanahmet area as most of the sights are within walking distance and there are a wide variety of... More
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aza2
14 November 2017|
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Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
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baharrriii
2 September 2017|
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Response from Erkan S | Reviewed this property |
There are trendy and relatively expensive nightclubs by Bosphorus. Trendy clubs/ bars in Kadıköy (Anatolian side) Trendy bars and cafes in Karaköy (close to Galata) and still some good places you can find in Taksim.
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