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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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“blue mosque” (895 reviews)
“old city” (275 reviews)
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most visitors come to Istanbul to see its historical and cultural attractions and old part of the city is of course full of them. It's a definitely a must see for a every visitor, despite large crowds, sometimes pesky sellers and overpriced souvenirs and food.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 4 days ago

A seriously beautiful place. The best plan would just be to leave your hotel and go where your shoes take you. The people are friendly, food is available at every step along with currency exchanges if needed and, if you DO get lost, taxi's are...More

Thank Faisal J
Reviewed 1 week ago

when you walk there it seems you are walking at the heart of history.wonderful buildings and places you should not miss them.

Thank amirhassan1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend five days in the city and really didn't have enough time to visit all the places. However, the city along with its historical treasures are really impressive. This is one segment of our Silk Road expedition, which we're not disappointed.

Thank retiredhaha
Reviewed 1 week ago

If it is your first visit - there are many tourist traps you are going to experience: people (men) offering to show you around the historical places in the old city, but actually they are interested in you spending lots of money in one of...More

Thank Anon1948
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking from Sultanahmet square towards fatih district istanbul one cant miss the column of Constantine constructed in 330 AD, turning right from there you see nourusmaniya masjid and the grand bazaar which is again more than 500years old. Bazaar is open from 9-7pm and is...More

Thank shehla2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Istanbul is a must go place for history lovers combine with modern architecture. It is maintained with great care and also helpful for tourists.

Thank Imran I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just overrated. Full of Thugs and govt or Police do not actively coping with them which give an impression of black sheeps in the department or the only way is to rob the tourists. with the offer of showing you the city...More

Thank D4_DuFFeR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place full of a lot of history in topcapi you will found speaker to know every thing inside this huge castle with amazing view Haja sofia beautiful place n sultan Ahmet inside or out side its unbelievable

Thank Maha H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the first day of our trip we visited this part of istanbul . Good area to visit There are a lot of historical places of ottoman . And around galata tower there good shopping for anything . Art galleries are a lot but i...More

Thank Alireza Z
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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2 September 2017|
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Response from KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
If you look for night life in Istanbul, I suggest you to consider to go to Istikal Caddesi & Taksim Meydani. You also con check with your hotel concierge or receptionist for the related information.
2 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
Taksim Squre and Cihangir area - you can't go wrong! Have fun!
Ruralz I
20 August 2017|
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Response from ALEJANDRO B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not use to rent a travel guide but it can work if you have not mena time, I always recomend at the end of your visit to count: visit to most three popular monument at least, take a dinner and lunch in a local place... More