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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“place to stay” (254 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1,369 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (749 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"place to stay"
in 254 reviews
"blue mosque"
in 1,369 reviews
"grand bazaar"
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"within walking distance"
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"hagia sophia"
in 619 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 327 reviews
"major attractions"
in 112 reviews
"old city"
in 299 reviews
"historic sites"
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"walk around"
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"spice bazaar"
in 132 reviews
"turkey"
in 254 reviews
"sultanahmet"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to this place and roam around a couple of times as we booked our hotel nearby. It's a great place and so many areas to look around to take pictures as souvenirs. Tourist are everywhere doing the same. Highly recommended to travellers to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice area to walk around a lot of nice places to eat and smoke some hookah’s and do some shopping as well

Thank Spartacus X
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unmissable historic part of Istanbul with three iconic landmarks of the city - Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Stunning and vibrant district to feel the soul of the Ottomans Empire.

Thank HelenOon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, this is the place to visit, rather I suggest one must stay in this area while on tour. I am highly impressed with the mesmerizing beauty and the rich cultural tradition of the place. From the Blue Mosque to AyaSofya and Topkapi Place to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating place to wander the small and narrow street. It's a melting pot of everything you can imagine.. Multiple cultures spread across intriguing shops, cafes, coffee places, restaurants etc. A must area to visit when in Istanbul.

Thank JeLundgren
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We picked a recommended hotel for our four night stay in the old town which was perfect to explore the District and to be at the various attractions early to beat the crowds. So much to see and do.

Thank QualityTime4us
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Endless cafes, market stalls, restaurants and historical sights lie around every corner in this beautiful labyrinth. Perfect place to just get swept along by the crowds

Thank Rick E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While in Istanbul, this is THE place to stay in. I love to just walk around exploring the quaint shops, the turkish restaurants and all the beautiful monuments.

Thank Nazima
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was lovely walking through the streets nice little shops and restaurants we ate in 4 of them (very good). Like going back in time and looking forward to going back because there is so much to see and do

Thank Simedut
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sultanahmet district it’s as old as modern too. People come to visit from around the world and you can’t get enough watching and learning about its history of it. The view it’s fantastic and lovely to get pictures and enjoy the time 👍

Thank Lavdie K
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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
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Вера М
5 March 2018|
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Response from adibfarid | Reviewed this property |
It runs with the meter! Normally it will cost you 70 to 80 Turkish Lira. It will depend on the trafic!!!
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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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Hector M
27 May 2017|
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Response from eldon311 | Reviewed this property |
Do not miss is! If you don't have any luggage with you is better! Ill say $70 Turkish lira per taxi Food is not expensive, once in Hagia Sophia you can make it in 1 1/2 is a must! Then work the times for Blue Mosque and... More
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