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If you are like myself, a history lover, you will love this city for sure. Full of history. The old city with a view of Bosphorus, magnificent and magical.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The old city of Istanbul has its old and famous places in a walking distance area. If you plan your tour carefully, preferably with a good guide, you may cover at least 5-6 of those historic places in one day. All most interesting and varied....More

Thank רבקה ג
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came across this by chance and it was fascinating to read all about this roman historical stone. As you walk around it there are stones on the floor which have cities engraved and how far they are from the million stone. Well worth a...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hectic and interesting place - the bazaar, old mosques, the history of Byzantine, Ottoman and modern Republic.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 4 days ago

it really was a short trip during a Turkish Airlines stopover, but everything is conveniently close by

Thank marikasalomons
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a bus tour of istanbul which took us on an eye opening journey of both europe n Asia sides of istanbul,which was a lesson in ancient and modern history of ottoman empire,huge palaces,architectural marvels of mosques, shops nd bazaars each vying for the...More

Thank Manleen K
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking for a place to begin, start from the heart - Constantine's column - the only remain of his time, but also the heart of Istanbul, from there, go towards Hagia Sofia, the gardens of the Place, the Archaeological Museum, and continue...More

Thank Alexander O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very well kept historical city. Marvelous city with lots to see. Extremely well preserved areas. Stay in Sultanabad, the center of the old city. It si very safe.

Thank vinceAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most popular area for the tourists, there are historic Mosques, restaurants, gift shops and more. The day was easily spent here.

Thank Ankurm321
Reviewed 1 week ago

One visiting Istanbul would be remiss if they did not take at least a brief sampling tour of each of Istanbul's major neighborhood. Sisli is a bee hive of business and commerce, while the Old Town has narrow, cobble-stone streets and intriguing nooks and crannies...More

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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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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
Irfan C
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you are staying, you could spend at least a day in Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Place, Cisterns, Aye Sofia, Archaeological National Museum. There are some great places to eat, Green Corner and on the... More
Scott B
July 10, 2018|
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Response from annabellc | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I’ve only just seen your question. If you want a genuine Turkish bath when in Turkey ask your hotel where the best local hammam is? I’ve had a few and they are just wonderful... More