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Divanyolu Street

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Address: Divanyolu Caddesi Tram Road S | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 539 490 1591
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This touristy street is lined with shops, restaurants and a visitor center.

This touristy street is lined with shops, restaurants and a visitor center.

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The street of the Viziers!

Divan Yolu means 'the way of the council'. The council of ministers or the 'divan e humayun' used to meet in Topkapi Palace. This was the path they used to take so it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Divan Yolu means 'the way of the council'. The council of ministers or the 'divan e humayun' used to meet in Topkapi Palace. This was the path they used to take so it was dedicated for the use of the nobles and the soldiers. I felt so lucky that I was born in this day and age when there are... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

İf you come to istanbul and you should see this historical street of old city sultanahmet. You will thank me later...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

One morning in Istanbul I went to the Sulemaniye mosque and Beyazit square. From Beyazit I walked along Ordu Caddesi and Divan Yolu Caddesi to Sultanahmet square. The road is busy with traffic and trams but has interesting shops and sights. I walked past the Grand Bazaar, Constantine's Column and other sights and then on to Sultanahmet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

It is the main road from where tramway T1 goes through. It is the heart of the Fatih area, and the road which pass in front of the most significant monuments of the city. You can find whatever you want...cafes,restaurants,shops,museums,bazaars and many more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

If you go to the Grand Bazar, you will cross Divanyolu. If you can, walk from Haya Sofia to the Grand Bazar. It´s a unique tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Great way to make it from hagia Sophia and blue mosque via divanyolu street to the grand bazaar. Stop and have some Turkish ice cream, enjoy a great meal at the various restaurants, relax for a bit, gain some energy and then head over to the grand bazaar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

This is another large and crowded street with lots of different kinds of shops and stores offering all necessary gifts and other gift items to the tourists.if you do not like the crowd,this is not a good option for you.But from Sultanahmet area to Beyazıt,this is the main road you must take with its narrow and small side roads where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Divan Yolu Caddesi is in the middle of touristic attractions area very close to Sultanahmet where many shops and stores selling authentic Turkish souveniers and other gifts are at yr service.However,barganing is strongly recommended at any of these touristic stores.Good option to be here and watch out the shoppers.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

It is really crowded street with cars, trams, people, shops, everything. It got us from point A to point B but I didn't like all the crowd. I like the fact there are lots of shops though!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Very crowded, with both locals and tourists, but dirty, too much noise and cars and no interesting stores to make it worthwhile

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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