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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in mid afternoon and the place was buzzing with activity. The square is bordered by Hagia Sophia on one side, and the Blue Mosque opposite. When we visited both mosques were calling the faithful to prayer. It was quite an experience to listen...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a winner to sit and admire the view. Definitely worth half an hour sit and watch the passing people - from visitors to vendors. All have their story to tell

Thank anlasu
Reviewed 3 days ago

We fell in love with the square. It is very relaxed and even with crowds that area is large enough to never feel intrusive. good breeze coming in from the sea. Shops nearby for food and drink. Very clean and WC in the square. Constant...More

Thank Haroon M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a wonderful place with a lot of people and a very good atmosphere. There are a lot of shops, restaurantes and interesting places where we can relax, observing the wonderful view.

Thank fgsilva63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sultanahmet square houses most of the historic heritage buildings.One can sit in the garden and have an excellent view of the surroundings eating corn and chestnut

Thank ramki09
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this square a lot. It was lite up while we were there. Full of families playing and eating. They were taping a TV show in one of the kiosks. Relaxing place to take in locals and have an ice cream

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love hanging out in the Sultan Ahmet square and occasionally the hold festivals (shopping, traditional or handmade ...) the square is peaceful at night!

Thank swdajani
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an important place while you visit Istanbul. All the activities are there and you get all sort of transports from here. A lot of hotels and nearby many attractions which are necessary to be visited. You can not skip this place during the...More

Thank Sami473
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely spot to take in all the ancient architectures as well as a picturesque area to sit and take in it's beauty.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Istanbul for two days on our way to Antalya. While we were delighted to visit this historic and unique city, we felt quite alone as Westerners and at times, a little uncomfortable. Sultanahmet Square is a fabulous place, with historic buildings and...More

Thank eddieore
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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
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Shamima C
23 April 2017|
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Response from 750frequenttraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's safe to go, and you'll love the colourful fountain: make sure you take lots of photos of the mosques with the fountain in the middle, they'll look great! It gets very quiet at night so makes for a beautiful walk.
6 July 2016|
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Response from Danny S | Reviewed this property |
Well , all places of interest you indicated are walking ( max 10 min ) one from another. I don't think you need any special tour. Just get a cab from the port and ask to drive to Sultan Ahmed ( blue mosque ) . The Hagia... More
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