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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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“blue mosque” (907 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (539 reviews)
“hagia sophia” (428 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
in 907 reviews
"grand bazaar"
in 539 reviews
"hagia sophia"
in 428 reviews
"old city"
in 281 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 112 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 212 reviews
"spice market"
in 189 reviews
"every corner"
in 71 reviews
"galata tower"
in 167 reviews
"amazing city"
in 70 reviews
"turkey"
in 237 reviews
"golden horn"
in 100 reviews
"taksim square"
in 68 reviews
"ottoman empire"
in 65 reviews
"history"
in 1,216 reviews
"sites"
in 470 reviews
"bosphorus"
in 291 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

This city is very young and full of life and wonderful culture with a modern vibrancy in ancient surrounds. Really where the middle east meets the west.

Thank Vicella
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fantastic City so much history. My favourite place was the Topkapi Palace the mosaics and tiles were amazing. Beautiful gardens so worth walking through. Spice markets so much easier to walk through than the Grand Bazaar.A lot of beautiful shops here. I am someone who...More

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a place like no other. East meats west. Tradition clashes with modernity. Europe touches Asia. Islam and Christianity make for a unique blend.

2  Thank kahwage2015
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

Istanbul has a fascinating history and its sights are located within walking distance of each other. The Blue Mosque is right across the Hagia Sophia, which is just behind the Basilica Cistern, the Hippodrome and the Topkapi Place. One can have a fabulous view of...More

5  Thank Jessica A
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

I loved the historical sights and the history surrounding it. A must see is the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern.

1  Thank dunaway1957
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very foreign ,may sound strange but unlike many European countries that have that sameness about them Istanbul is different. If I had to find a dislike it would be the queues to all the major attractions.

1  Thank Bazedwards
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

Such a colourful city filled with friendly people. Great to wander around in May, perfect weather. Make sure dinner KumKapi and somewhere overlooking the Botherous

1  Thank Dean W
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

All the traditional must sees are in a very small area and can be visited easily in a day, e.g. Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Haghia Sofia, The Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar, but much better to take it slowly and give each beautiful place...More

2  Thank sloopy66
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

You must go! It was one of the best experiences of our trip. For the most part, the merchants were friendly and helpful. I didn't feel like they were trying to take advantage of us at all. They were so very helpful when we were...More

1  Thank April R
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

A lot to see in Istanbul one of the busiest city in Mediterranean like bazaars , history , food , shopping , Turkish bath & spa , also recommended for people who enjoy groups sightseeing.

Thank Nuri M
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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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adnandobai1
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Chasing-history | Reviewed this property |
Hi . As you are traveling with children I recommend that you base your self in the old part of the city preferably in the Sultanahmet area as most of the sights are within walking distance and there are a wide variety of... More
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November 14, 2017|
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Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
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baharrriii
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Erkan S | Reviewed this property |
There are trendy and relatively expensive nightclubs by Bosphorus. Trendy clubs/ bars in Kadıköy (Anatolian side) Trendy bars and cafes in Karaköy (close to Galata) and still some good places you can find in Taksim.
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