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Sogukcesme Sokak

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Address: Just behind Haghia Sophia., Istanbul 34400, Turkey

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Sogukcesme Street

I don't agree with the name Souk. This is a cobble stone street that leaves Topkapi Palace and goes down to Gulhane Park. It has a very old restaurant on it and they have built... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Casablanca, Morocco
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I don't agree with the name Souk. This is a cobble stone street that leaves Topkapi Palace and goes down to Gulhane Park. It has a very old restaurant on it and they have built new housing to replace the original housing against the palace walls.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

The street is behind the Hagia Sophia Museum. Facing the Topkapi Palace entrance gates turn left and walk down the street. It is a quiet street and gives you a feeling of old Istanbul and the wealthy people who lived here. One of the houses is a private library that you can visit and this gives you a feel of... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Soğukçeşme Sokağı Osmanlı sokaklarının havasını hissetmek isteyenler için çok uygun bir atmosfer sunuyor. / Sogukcesme Street offers a great atmosphere for those who would like to feel the Ottoman streets.

Thank ZuleyhaTULAY
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Sogukcesme or Cold Fountain Street is located in the Sultanahmet Area. It starts near the gates of Topkapi and goes down to Divan Yolu Cadessi. You can see the historical houses of Istanbul here. This street shows us how the 18th century gentry of this city lived.

Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is a single street right before the Topkapi Palace museum. Today (Janury 31, 2016) it is under restoration. However, it is a beautiful street with traditional 19th century Ottoman wooden houses. It is a nice street to get a sense of Old Stambul.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

This fairly short, cobbled pedestrian street runs between the Topkapi Palace walls and Hagia Sophia. One end shows off a row of colorful Ottoman-type wooden two- to three-story houses that went up to revitalize a derelict section in the mid-1980s. They made up a hotel, where we stayed just after its completion. The interior decor stuck to the Ottoman theme... More 

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

This street reminds the old times of istanbul and the houses on these streets feel make you feel you are wandering around the old time istanbul. And some of the houses are turned into cafés and you can try some Turkish coffee when feeling the old historical tissue of the street

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

We went here to a carpet and I learned so much about Persian carpets. The colors was bold and beautiful in silk and cotton, we even got to see how they wove the carpets. Now I know that I can go out and buy a carpet and know its real value.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

A beautiful quiet street, with traditional wooden Turkish houses, worth a walk after visiting Ayasofya.

Thank aleenna
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

A beautiful and colourful example of a row of wooden Turkish houses. There are not many such groups of houses left which makes Sogukcheshme all the more precious.

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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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