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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“place to stay” (253 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1,357 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (749 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"blue mosque"
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"grand bazaar"
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"hagia sophia"
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"basilica cistern"
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"historical area"
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"major attractions"
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"old city"
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"walk around"
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"spice bazaar"
in 129 reviews
"turkey"
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"sultanahmet"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Istanbul for my daughters 21st as I’d been there 2 years ago and fell in love with the place. This time we stayed in Sultanhamet and had an amazing time. Hagia Sofya, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome were 5 minutes...More

Thank Joanne S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The district was relatively busy and definitely a go to place in Istanbul, since many of Istanbul's attractions such as the blue mosque and the aya Sofia mosque are here..

Thank Azreena R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wonderful Sulaiymania Mosque is located near the Grand Bazaar. The views from the grounds are spectacular as you can see most of Istanbul. The park grounds are very well kept and very beautiful. The architecture built by the ottomans is magnificent to see. You...More

Thank Faiz C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

ıts best town ın ıstanbul ı can say great view nıce hıstory good and friendly people ı thınk everyone must visit here and blue mosque aswell

Thank danilo f
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's the first place to go in Istanbul, since many of Istanbul's attractions such as the blue mosque and the aya Sofia mosque are in this neighbourhood.also make sure to take the back alley from topkapi palace to gulhane park cuz its so beautiful.

Thank ps7chologist
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very beautiful place, so many people different nationalities are happy to visit Istanbul. I would love to come back again.

Thank Erika D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are in a hotel in this area. I love it. Walk to at least 5 famous sites. Tons of restaurants. A really nice buzz. I felt quite safe. Nice shops.

1  Thank Mespey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Istanbuls most significant and impressive monuments such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are in Sultanahmet. There are also many other things to see such as the Baths of Roxelana And the mosaics museum ( the Topkapi palace is a short walk from here)....More

2  Thank neeratraveler
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I think it is a great day when we are there because there are so many people and thing to see it and to know when any idea of the place I like it and I have pay too much thing like ad old

Thank roaslila
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sultanahmet district comprises of old architectural,historical buildings.Beautiful place.Must see in istanbul

Thank ramki09
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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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anana650
21 June 2018|
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Response from MarcusWillTravel | Reviewed this property |
Close by in the Grand Bizarre is a branch of Nusret - one of Turkey's most famous steak houses and it is much cheaper than most of their overseas branches. Also, there are lots of street food type places near Galati bridge.
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Вера М
5 March 2018|
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Response from msayitaltuncu |
Buy "Istanbul Kart" from the airport 10 Turkish lira. Then fill it 5 lira . use the metro at the airport to go to the station "Zeytin burnu" and there at the same station ride the "tramvay" to the SultanAhmet directly. The... More
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Donna4Loans
15 February 2018|
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Response from AwesomeKyiv | Reviewed this property |
The area is much nicer at night. Sultanahmet might be opened for longer hours, Hagia Sophia is closing at 17;00 I recommend for visiting Suleymaniye Mosque and district which is really close to there, much more authentic... More
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