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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“blue mosque” (1,294 reviews)
“grand bazaar” (713 reviews)
Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course you have to go to Sultanahmet to see Topkapi and the Haghia Sofia and to a lesser extent the Basilica Cisterns and the Blue Mosque, but you don't really want to eat there or hang out there or do any shopping there. The...More

Thank Darrel B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved this area for restaurants, shopping for gifts and really enjoyed the dessert shops. I walked around the whole area with my husband and felt so relaxed. There was a lovely ambience about the place.

1  Thank Shain R
Reviewed 3 days ago

whenever I visit Istanbul I choose this area to stay in . during the day : u can visit the blue Mosque and if u r Moslem u can pray too , u can visit Grand bazar and Egyptain Bazar where u can find whatever...More

1  Thank abdullahhamzaa
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's an interesting part of the city with history and modern life mingling with each other. Walking is recommended for a better experience. Though some streets slope up & down as the Sultanahmet area is on one of Istanbul's many hills.

Thank poonamc2010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sultanahmet has a lions share of tourist attractions in Istanbul, walking along the charming old souqs & cobbled pathways of this historic district was one the highlights of our stay in Instanbul.

Thank Samiulla B
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much to see here! We enjoyed our time here very much and benefited greatly from hiring a certified tour guide, Osman Gunay, to help in the area.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I assume that you are taking the time to see Istanbul as you are fascinated by its history , religious history and exoticness. The only way to see it is to get out and about and get a little "exhausted:. It is fun just to...More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Sultanahmet district is filled with buildings and items of historical interest - the Haga Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Basilca Cistern - I could go on and on. And everything is within close walking distance. It should be at the top of...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is very nice place, different things to visit, and places to get food or drinks... plus the atmosphere is nice.

Thank Mina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

STUNIING PLACE to be in holiday you ll never regret ...great place, great people and great service wherever you go

Thank Constantin M
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
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Response from subashnib | Reviewed this property |
put on comfy shoes, take the public transportation and enjoy. the tram is inexpensive and fast. all the must see's are close by. food can be eaten on the go. try corn and walnuts as well as simit. dont miss this area.
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
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