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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"blue mosque"
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"grand bazaar"
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"hagia sophia"
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"old city"
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"within walking distance"
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"basilica cistern"
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"spice market"
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"every corner"
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"galata tower"
in 169 reviews
"amazing city"
in 71 reviews
"turkey"
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"walk around"
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"golden horn"
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"taksim square"
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Reviewed yesterday

from Byzantine to Ottoman architecture,those interested in it will have a blast here. Unfortunately many buildings are poorly maintained....some appear derelict. There are buses and tramways to reach your various destinations, beware of Taxis without meters, always negotiate the price before setting off Thousands of...More

Thank Blackheart
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see area with many attractions, it is best to be discovered walking on foot. There are many attractions offering free of charge entrance but major ones have entrance fees.

Thank Mustafa F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful city, vibrant and colourful. Top attraction for me wasn't the Blue Mosque but Topkapi Palace. Fabulous decoration, lovely gardens with views over the Bosphorus.

Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

İstanbul has certainly öne of the greatest history in the world. You must see and should have at least a week. And of course u have to work on her before trip. Early planning iş essential.

Thank Ömer Ö
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent about 3 days in Istanbul and saw all historical areas, all of which were within walking distance from each other. The place is clean (hardly any litter), easy to move around on foot, and with low entry fees about 30 liras on average....More

Thank Ginny G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently visited the Mall of Istanbul with more than three hundred and fifty shops and a food court that is beyond any seen and enjoyed in forty years of travel. Shopping there is a great joy with clothing, shoe and food prices being quite reasonable....More

Thank Zaid R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its on the big bus route and must be one of the most photographed places in the world. Don't miss it

Thank Industrial-Gypsy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From the door of the hotel, turn left, at the main street, turn right, and then take the third right. There is also a small park along the way with great views of the Golden Horn and the Try to get room 502, which has...More

Thank davidwY4490WL
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You'll be treated like cattle and herded from the point of sale to the dock where you will have to jostle with a lot of other folks to get a good seat with a view-BUT-never mind! you won't want to miss this interesting and enlightening...More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Make sure you have a good pair of shoes and then start wandering as much as you can, as there is just so much to see and take in

Thank Brenton K
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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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adnandobai1
8 April 2018|
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Response from Chasing-history | Reviewed this property |
Hi . As you are traveling with children I recommend that you base your self in the old part of the city preferably in the Sultanahmet area as most of the sights are within walking distance and there are a wide variety of... More
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14 November 2017|
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Response from mabel m | Reviewed this property |
I really cannot tell you about the weather in March. You can check it on the google. I don’t think it would be crowded in March. Have an enjoyable trip
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baharrriii
2 September 2017|
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Response from Erkan S | Reviewed this property |
There are trendy and relatively expensive nightclubs by Bosphorus. Trendy clubs/ bars in Kadıköy (Anatolian side) Trendy bars and cafes in Karaköy (close to Galata) and still some good places you can find in Taksim.
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