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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed this traditional place. A tourist must visit here when in Istanbul. The weather is amazing.

Thank bahrainia991
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have stayed at three different hotels in Sultanahmet, to Lady Diana on a small quiet alley with a fabulous rooftop terrace I returned for the third time. No high rises can be built in this historical neighbourhood with mosques, palaces and parks. Small hotels,...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This mosque is huge and has very nice decorations on the inside. It is still in use as a mosque so it is closed to tourists on Fridays.

Thank Sailboat10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area is home to several mosques. There are a Turkish Baths. There is a large plaza. To me, the mosques have a sameness about them and I still have difficulty telling them apart. I toured several. The Blue Mosque is one of them. It...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Busy with shops, sights to see and amazing scenery. A must see when visiting Istanbul. Cheap food too and friendly people

Thank stibbyventures
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sultanahmet is awash with world class historic sites with a lovely open areas full of families in the evening.

Thank NestaCaerdydd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in this area and loved exploring the old district of Istanbul. We found the people to be lovely...most could speak English. Loved the diversity of everything. Felt safe. So much to explore! Beware of lurking carpet salesmen...they are everywhere. Very nice gentlemen but...More

Thank Mar J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eastern experience shows The accuracy of buildings and attention to details be who built it.. beside the nice things sold in the small bazar near..the restaurants there so cozy and welcoming if u vist turkia it amust to go there

1  Thank asmaa s
Reviewed 6 days ago

A city rich in history of Sultans, of great battles and sieges where the east and west collided to gain a foothold of this magnificent city. A city that caters to the taste of many where alleys around the Grand Bazaar holds as much secrets...More

Thank Chip A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This district is within 10 minutes walk to everywhere you would want to visit as a tourist. Having just 4 days in Istanbul we wanted to,stay in the centre where getting around would be easy without using taxis as we imagined they’d be expensive and...More

1  Thank David W
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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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21 June 2018|
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Response from Meysam R | Reviewed this property |
Hi As a matter of fact i don’t recommend u any restaurant in Sultanahmet district, but i suggest u if u want to eat healthy and fresh food in the nearest of this place go to Galata bridge by the T1 and in Karakoy station go... More
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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
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