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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All places in istanbul is great, you should take a time to visit all or most of them!! Trust me, at least 10 days needs to see important historical places and other beautiful arias.... Any question?

Thank Conjoiner1
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have no interest avoid or go early by day the area is very crowded , you find there old antiques as well as new pretending to be okd so you have to be expert

Thank doudacairo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

History is around every corner. If you can get a guide, this would be every helpful to learn about this amazing area. If not, have fun exploring and discovering this amazing historical area. You will find influence from many different cultures including the Egyptians, Greeks...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"One Thousand and One Nights" Very romantic, mysterious and historic. Bosporus and galatta bridge with the ferrytraffic at karaköy and eminunü is fantastic

Thank Joacim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Te city is emerging from ancient times to modernity without losing its identity. Everything can be custom made, you may travel modestly or you can try the top level like Ciragam Palace. Main touristic sites are unbelievable beautiful, very easy to visit on your own...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is more than 10,000 years old. Especially the historical peninsula contains landmarks that can be shared with so many friends...

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do visit the Galata Tower. Very impressive and much bigger when you are close up and at the foot of it. You can pay to go in and climb up to the top, with panoramic views of the city.

Thank HistorianResearcher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

every time I visit Istanbul I feel it is the first time as I go through all over the places .. The Ottoman Sultans left us a huge fortune of cultural and historical places .

Thank Musa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the almost 3-hour cruise, with English commentary, along the Bosporous Strait and it was a great way to get an overview of the historical areas of Istanbul. It gets a bit overwhelming after a while and you know you will have to be...More

Thank Sarianita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Istanbul is an amazing city full of attractive buildings.It has over 3000 mosques!It is built both sides of the Bosphorus which separates Asia from Europe.You can do a cruise down the Bosphorus and Golden horn to see the sights on both sides and there are...More

Thank travellergirl2000
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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14 November 2017|
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Response from Akalin A | Reviewed this property |
Istanbul weather is changing to a bit cool spring from winter in March. we always say March weather is not predictable, one day sunny the other day snowy. Better to be well prepared with some light coat and sweater... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
If you look for night life in Istanbul, I suggest you to consider to go to Istikal Caddesi & Taksim Meydani. You also con check with your hotel concierge or receptionist for the related information.
2 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
Taksim Squre and Cihangir area - you can't go wrong! Have fun!