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i am not a history person at all - but the richness of the history and stories of this wonderful city and it's historic sites are wonderful! i used a private guide to take me through the city, and did not regret it - i...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tima03
Reviewed 4 days ago

Isthambul is a city full of history, this is a place where empires and religions are recycled Places ( temples) once belonged to one Greek Gods, then became Christian places of worship, then became Muslim one- a rare phenomenon. Knowing all these humans fight and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Svkdr
Reviewed 4 days ago

The historical areas of Istanbul have gone through the cultural changes in hundreds of years. One can see the old churches converted to mosques by later rulers. People living here follow one culture and other religion. That is the beauty of this country. We visited...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old world experience. The people from the stalls have real passion for their products. Tasted and buying the best Turkish Delight in the world! Oh and Apple Tea as well. A must!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Petra V
Reviewed 6 days ago

there are many places for visiting . Very historical area. Galata tower , galata bridge , very beautiful mosques and mid level cafe and rests.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ergun C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Especially in Spring, wondering in historical areas in Istanbul is an marvellious activity. All around is full of historic monuments, lovely birds, cats, dogs, beautiful climate... As I said before, it is a wonderful idea to enjoy in the roofs of hotels.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bener E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice place to walk around or take the tram if you don't want to walk too much. Lots to see to experience centuries of culture!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2TravelLight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Istanbul is a city full of history. The Phosporus bridge (a suspension bridge) connects Europe and Asia. The Galatea bridge bring Europe side and old town together. Yeni (new) mosque is just on one side of Galatea bridge and spice market is close by. Museums,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tanje1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my local guide took me there, to the water front, straightaway was very good view. We were lucky with weather so the view was clear (though later it became foggy in the afternoon and ferries were cancelled). A true reflection of the city, being...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annsy2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Istanbul has lots to offer. From great food and drinks, till the historical areas. Be aware of the tourist scams. When you see a shoe shiner losing something, he is trying to trick you!

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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raahil t
January 29, 2019|
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Response from HCornell | Reviewed this property |
Once in the square for the Hagia Sophia ( expect queues so book online) the Blue Mosque is close and the basilica system, as is the oldest and most traditional place to eat Kofta Just ask. Long queue but quickly moves as... More
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SunnyRita
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Bruno M | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you to get a guide once w/ the guides you can skip the lines. The highlights are Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Cisterns and the Hippodrome ( Those four are all at the same area, as the Blue Mosque... More
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