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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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“blue mosque” (1,381 reviews)
“place to stay” (255 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (759 reviews)
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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"blue mosque"
in 1,381 reviews
"place to stay"
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"grand bazaar"
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"within walking distance"
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"hagia sophia"
in 627 reviews
"walk around"
in 144 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 331 reviews
"major attractions"
in 115 reviews
"old city"
in 304 reviews
"historic sites"
in 109 reviews
"spice bazaar"
in 132 reviews
"turkey"
in 261 reviews
"sultanahmet"
in 1,090 reviews
"tram"
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"tourists"
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"hippodrome"
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Reviewed yesterday

The story of Sultanahmet is very interesting and the overall architecture is a gem !! I felt like I was a child really, everything is just too beautiful and when you read about the story about each monument it is even better..! Turkish coffee and...More

Thank amira b
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first time in Istanbul and I am glad we chose to stay in the Sultanahmet Distric area. We were walking distance of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia as well as most of the main old town historic places. We had a...More

Thank lulimiami17
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sultanahmet district offers everything a tourist is looking for. Ayasofya and Sultanahmet Mosque lie in the district. There are many cafés and souvenir shops which makes shopping very convenient. This part of Istanbul also has a lot of hotels and resthouses so it’s convenient to...More

Thank SafiMK
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are people everywhere, shops everywhere, food everywhere and lots to see. We loved shopping for Turkish coffee and eating the wonderful sweets everywhere. It is very busy by the docks with the boats coming in and out and buses. The waterfront is fun with...More

Thank Jbachgirl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is simply so much to see in this one place. The beautiful mosques, the busy streets, great restaurants and so much more.

Thank Keith L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

wonderful area with allot of eateries. all main tourist sites are here including blue mosque,top kapai, haggia sophia,etc.

Thank ashwindhawakieram
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The heart of historical Istanbul, This place is there since the Roman city and you're able to see the remainings from the Hippodrome with the Blue Mosque beside and Hagia Sophia in the eyesight.

Thank Bruno M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This area definitely has the most historical signifincance and has a lot of old world charm, but it is riddled with people trying to sell you things and can get quite dirty in a lot of places. Overall still one of the best and most...More

Thank Brix510
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Reviewed 6 days ago

large, many ethnic goods and souvenirs that can be collected. Price quite expensive but still negotiable. Entering sultanahmet just like visiting the old city in istanbul, entering a different decade.

Thank Pramesthi81
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every visit to Istanbul I visit this area and I keep enjoying it. It has also surrounding Resturant’s serving traditional Turkish food with some shows such us the tanoora dancer.

Thank Nidal S
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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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anana650
June 21, 2018|
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Response from MarcusWillTravel | Reviewed this property |
Close by in the Grand Bizarre is a branch of Nusret - one of Turkey's most famous steak houses and it is much cheaper than most of their overseas branches. Also, there are lots of street food type places near Galati bridge.
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Вера М
March 4, 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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February 15, 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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