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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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“place to stay” (237 reviews)
“blue mosque” (1,267 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (697 reviews)
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Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An area that takes u back centuries ago..outstanding historic cafes and restaurants and attractions .. everything is walking distance and every step takes u back to the ancient history.. just amazing ..I stayed 5 days there and I felt it is very time for such...More

Thank MT3BEL7ARBI
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to see and do! If you like history and kebabs in 1 smoking wrap, this is perfect for you! Would recommend a full 1 week stay- so much to do so many sites to see!

Thank abuasrafmatin
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Obelisk of Theodosius,Sultanahmet District:One of the obelisks once adorned the Temple 0f Amun-Ra in Karnak(Egypt) now stands in İstanbul's Sultanahmet square and is popularly known as the Obelisk of Theodosius.The Obelisk in 203 AD shipped to Constantinopolis during the reign of Roman emperor Theodosius...More

Thank menginal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sultanahmet is amazing historical square where you see lots of historical monuments such as Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome...

Thank adnanmordeniz
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the busiest places in Istanbul. Shopping indeed is the main reason why I love the Sultanahmet District. The bargaining, good quality of shoes and souvenir shirts, delights and sweets all of these, I've packed and bring back from my 10 days vacation in...More

1  Thank T4877JYerict
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can see the old Istanbul in this area, the architect is awesome and you need to plan a long stay there if you love architecture

Thank Ghany
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sultanahmet contains many of Istanbul's historical highlights packed in to an ancient feeling area dense with shops, restaurants, and narrow, cobbled streets. An incredibly variety of sights and activities are packed into an easy walking radius. A quick look around gives you a profound sense...More

1  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the place that has most of the historic sights. Istanbul is a lovely place to visit. With friendly locals the sultanahmet district walk was extremely entertaining. Lovely sites and a wonderful walk.

Thank arwajid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cools places , nice rests , amazing history , specially with Hagia Sofia and Sultanahmet blue mosque , you could find lots of hotels and restaurants with affordable prices ...near to everything

1  Thank Atheer088
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From Hagia sophia to Topkapi Palace, from cafes to restaurants, the center of attraction in Istanbul. You have to go to here. You cannot say you were in Istanbul if you didn't go to sultanahmet. A must visit place

1  Thank Renaud A
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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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Hector M
Greetings My wife and I will be landing at Istanbul, Ataturk airport for a 10 hour stop before continuing our way to Ulaanbaatar. Flight is scheduled to arrive to Istanbul at 9:30 and then depart at 19:20 on a Friday. Considering all there is to do at the airport related to immigration, passport check, counter check in and so, would you recommend a visit to Sultanahmet? How much do you think would it cost to get there and return to the airport by taxi and having couple kebabs for lunch? Thank you so much for your help.
26 May 2017|
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Response from Ghany | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that you use the tram it is super easy and reaches Sultanahmet directly ( may be you need to change in the last station I do not remember) however it is a lot cheaper than taxi
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Freddyjones2
How to go out in Istanbul and have fun and be able to enjoy the wonderful history and sights without being annoyed by the annoying hecklers
16 May 2017|
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Response from Aisha369 | Reviewed this property |
U just need to ignore them as u do not speak the language they speak, create ur own 🤓 as the matter of fact, they are not all over the city, u can go some where else without being annoyed. This area deserves to accommodate... More
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Freddyjones2
I heard people in egypt are annoying and hassling, especially taxi drivers, does anyone know if there is some car and driver available for hire for a full week instead of having a nightmare with taxis for the duration of my stay
16 May 2017|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
There are some drivers, but all depends on personal knowledge, try to check with someone who visited before and they will help in this regards
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