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Sultanahmet District

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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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Sultanahmet | No 63, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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All reviews place to stay blue mosque grand bazaar within walking distance hagia sophia basilica cistern major attractions old city historic sites walk around spice bazaar turkey sultanahmet tram tourists hippodrome culture
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Reviewed yesterday

Virtually all major Istanbul sites full of great historic sites, hospitable people, excellent restaurants. Safe and friendly for tourists.

Thank WithaniaSomnifera
Reviewed 2 days ago

In our opinion Sultanahmet district is thefts place to stay, as it is atmospheric and close to all the mosques, Ays Sofiya, Topkapi palace, the old hippodrome all the restaurants, cafes grand bazar, spice bazar and everything else.

Thank Journey22682836100
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very lucky as booked the hotel in this district by pure luck. There's loads of things to do from the mosques, bazaars, restaurants, hotels and so close to the Bospherous. Thoroughly recommend the area, make sure you have good walking shoes.

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just walking around the city, even without going inside any Mosque or building, you will find the place, the people, the food, the air so diferent from all the other places in the world. It is very Unique.

Thank sermar99
Reviewed 6 days ago

Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the cisterns, Hagia Sophia, Hagia Eirene and Topkapi Palace -and other important places- are all situated here as well as a number of noteworthy museums. These are extraordinary sites by any standard. Concentrated within such a small district Sultanahmet is an...More

1  Thank TripMember09272017
Reviewed 6 days ago

"Sultanahmet District" The amazing structure of history is one of the best places to visit in Istanbul. There are a couple of attractions around it like Grand Bazaar on a walking distance. I'd like to go & visit again.

Thank Ghulam R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Sultanahmet Meydanı several times. Each time it is becoming more interesting. Crowd might scare but there are many security forces which make you feel comfortable. Every square meter of Sultanahmet presents you different history and story.

Thank duyguu400
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Veg nice District. Everything the internet says. The Grand Bazaar has 22 entrances so choose wisely.

1  Thank nora1223
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old town area of Istanbul is amazing. You can wander for hours through the maze of shops, restaurants and historic attractions. In the evening you can sit in the central square by the water fountain display eating roasted sweetcorn, with the Blue Mosque on...More

1  Thank Travelholic72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful district of istanbul, full of cheap eateries but amazing food, this place is a haven for foodies, shopaholics and history buffs alike with many attractions including spice bazar, grand bazar, blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi saray and basilica cistern to name a...More

1  Thank Shan 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
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karenA9522
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Response from Meysam R | Reviewed this property |
Hi As a matter of fact i don’t recommend u any restaurant in Sultanahmet district, but i suggest u if u want to eat healthy and fresh food in the nearest of this place go to Galata bridge by the T1 and in Karakoy station go... More
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Вера М
March 4, 2018|
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Buy "Istanbul Kart" from the airport 10 Turkish lira. Then fill it 5 lira . use the metro at the airport to go to the station "Zeytin burnu" and there at the same station ride the "tramvay" to the SultanAhmet directly. The... More
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