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Sultanahmet District

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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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All reviews place to stay blue mosque grand bazaar within walking distance hagia sophia basilica cistern major attractions historical area old city walk around spice bazaar turkey visiting istanbul sultanahmet tram tourists sights
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed around this area and loved it! Very convenient to travel around with trams. Easy access to Grand bazaar and spice bazaar from this area. Lots of good food and you can discover something special everyday!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a district that shows the middleage history of Istanbul! I can say a full one day is needed to walk through and get to see everything there!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arbendaka
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to vist of you like to eonder kn the BAZAAR and soak in the atmosphere.But i would recomend shoppjng tjere as the price are heavily inflated. BARGAING IS THE KEY. But don't think your wiser than them.For a stroll it's good nit for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wazz p
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing architecture, standing across Hagia Sophia, a building that catches your eye. However my experience involved haevy rain and too much of a crowd. Everyone trying to push in without lines, while trying to take off our shoes just for a quick glimpse at a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zlat13
Reviewed 3 days ago

too crowded place , a lot of tourists. Many things to see. worth a visit or two. Huge bazaar, nice food and people

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pila623
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to stay when visiting Istanbul. This is where a lot of the tourist attractions are located. A definite must see while visiting the city

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IowaOutfitter
Reviewed 3 days ago

Within 1km distance there are many points of interest that ypu cannot miss, Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmed square and mezquite, the cistern, the old market, etc.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DemetrioRak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can spend hours here easily walking around trying different types of food walk into the big Aya Sofia square and other mosques as well also lots of hotels

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kadas2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sultanhamet area head a lot of things to do. Unfortunately because there are a lot of things to do, it's always crowded and people like to push and shove. Everyone seems to be in a hurry and almost no patience with each other. Lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank martinrM2060BH
Reviewed 1 week ago

You fell happy in this area Historical, a lot of tourism, much quite and peaceful than Taksim Well served in Tramway, near by the sea, a lot of things to visit I have tried Taksim and Sultan Ahmet area. I prefer Sultan Ahmaet area much...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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3 February 2019|
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Response from _ritamplusnis | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know anything about buses, I drove in Istanbul by car Ask your hotel for shuttle service or maybe there are dolmus buses (small buses or combis), with fair prices.
Kate M
25 January 2019|
Response from tanjuguide |
Hi Kate Ajwa hotel,four season hotel,sura hotel these hotels are the best one and very central
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25 January 2019|
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Response from Marco_Battuta | Reviewed this property |
Sura Hagia Sophia. It has an outdoor pool, is a minute walk from the tram, and a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.