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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are a tourist this place is perfect..full of history, you can actually be a part of istanbul here because you can see the way they live..you have all the historical places nearby, shops, bars, restaurants, lot of hotels

Thank pufi1991
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Full of enjoyment, even normal walking through this area is nice. Very retch area food, 🥘 , caffe, stores and historical places

Thank tamer2022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful area containing many of the major landmark sites and embassies, chic hotels, restaurants and waterfront walkway which was reclaimed beyond the ancient city walls.

Thank World777Traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in this area and is perfect for all the must see sights in Istanbul. Everything you need on your doorstep.

Thank IpswichKayleigh
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're going to the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque, you will wander through this district. Like any big city, lots of tourists, but beautiful sights and rich history.

Thank WanderingOnion
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the area, architecture and the streets around. Go from The Hagia Sophia through the park to Sultanahmet, visit the blue mosque. (Sure make sure you're covered when you enter the mosque) and go through the mosque gardens up the street walking all the way...More

Thank Safa E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

historical district with very nice buildings,streets,restaurants and bars,also having the most famous attractions in istanbul,blue mosque,hagia sophia and topkapi palace.my favorite place in istanbul

Thank winstoncraven
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing part of Istanbul. Save for turists. Alot of things to see, to buy and to eat. Really historical part of the city.

Thank Vorsinova
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed in this area to be close tot he blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. Pleasantly surprised also how many food options, beautiful views, and the general atmosphere. Has everything you need and is easy to walk around. Must visit!

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me, visiting Istanbul is worthless without going to SultanAhmet area. Beautiful place full of historical sites, restaurants, coffee shops and nice traditional stores and markets. Everything you need is available, great location with respect to public transportation and to other touristic places.

Thank Nour R
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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How to go out in Istanbul and have fun and be able to enjoy the wonderful history and sights without being annoyed by the annoying hecklers
17 May 2017|
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Response from Aisha369 | Reviewed this property |
U just need to ignore them as u do not speak the language they speak, create ur own 🤓 as the matter of fact, they are not all over the city, u can go some where else without being annoyed. This area deserves to accommodate... More
I heard people in egypt are annoying and hassling, especially taxi drivers, does anyone know if there is some car and driver available for hire for a full week instead of having a nightmare with taxis for the duration of my stay
16 May 2017|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
There are some drivers, but all depends on personal knowledge, try to check with someone who visited before and they will help in this regards
Hello, I am planning a trip to Istanbul, but am so confused about what hotel to book, I want a good hotel with a good view of Preferably The Blue mosque in a good area, any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
14 May 2017|
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Response from Lotfi A | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of hotel in Sultanahmet with amazin view of the Blue Mosque and Bosphorus behind. But you will probably need to ask for a room in a top of the building to be sure to have nice view.
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