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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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“blue mosque” (913 reviews)
“topkapi palace” (522 reviews)
“old city” (285 reviews)
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
in 913 reviews
"topkapi palace"
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"old city"
in 285 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 116 reviews
"basilica cistern"
in 217 reviews
"spice market"
in 189 reviews
"every corner"
in 73 reviews
"galata tower"
in 170 reviews
"amazing city"
in 71 reviews
"turkey"
in 234 reviews
"walk around"
in 57 reviews
"golden horn"
in 101 reviews
"taksim square"
in 68 reviews
"ottoman empire"
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"history"
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"sites"
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"bosphorus"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The historic centre of Istanbul is lovely and offers a myriad of sights and sounds which immerse you in the history and culture. It is loud and very busy but this does not detract from the charm of the place. Just meander and soak it...More

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

very beautiful old city you can see and do shopping together, it is fair prices but u have to bargain

Thank fareedt99
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything is amazing!! I love all historical places in Istanbul. It's amazing place in the world. You can feel the smell of history there.

Thank Katarzyna N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really feel very comfortable in our visit, everybody was kind and nice with us. A clean city, good food, as well not expensive. You are save and that makes you happy. Go to Turkey, the perfect place.

Thank Arturo S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a Bosphorous tour for 2 hours for 15 Turkety Liras.Wonderful tour.Must see.can view beautiful architectures

Thank ramki09
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul is a beautiful place the food is amazing and the Turkish people are very friendly. My top ten places to visit are Sultanhamet, Galata, Taksim, Besiktas, Bebek, Ortakoy, Uskudar, Kiz Kulesis, Kadikoy, Maltepe, Nisantasi

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was in 1453. After so many siege this was different. Fatih (conquer) sultan Mehmet was different. He is the one inviting his father when he was under attack just because he was too young to be sultan as “If you are the sultan come...More

Thank utkan u
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a boat ride with my family on vacation. The sight was beautiful to behold. The cruise ride was fantastic with the sea gulls flying so close to the vessel. I recommend the boat ride. The architecture of the houses out lining the sea...More

Thank dayo b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can never get board from the historical places in istanbul. Every time like it's a new experience.

Thank swdajani
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Blue Mosque to the Grand Bazaar, you are in an area that has massive historical significance.

Thank Glenn C
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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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SunnyRita
7 August 2018|
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Response from Bruno M | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you to get a guide once w/ the guides you can skip the lines. The highlights are Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Cisterns and the Hippodrome ( Those four are all at the same area, as the Blue Mosque... More
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Irfan C
17 July 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you are staying, you could spend at least a day in Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Place, Cisterns, Aye Sofia, Archaeological National Museum. There are some great places to eat, Green Corner and on the... More
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Scott B
11 July 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
Do it, we found it great takes about an hour. They had separate areas for men and women, you get scrubbed, pretty heavy duty but ok and then we opted for a oil massage, Make sure you set the price before you start the... More
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