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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

heart of istanbul, very stunning palaces , shockingly beautiful views, parks and sea view. don't use taxis use ur legs and try to walk it all.

Thank Laith Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

By far the most spectacular area in the city. With four major tourist attractions sultanahmet is the core of istanbul. One can easily spend a couple of days exploring the area its historic buildings, cafes, markets and feel a strong sense of bygone era

Thank reeta112011
Reviewed 2 days ago

The area is clean, interesting and the location of the prime tourist attractions Istanbul. All attractions are easily accessible as is the tram to take for all other city areas.

Thank manelis711
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect place to lodge Walking distance to Blue Mesquite, gran bazaar, Sofia museum Easy travel on trainway Be careful with mad car drivers, they don't prioritize pedestrians Ask for price before ordering

Thank alenciso e
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can't stop but coming to this district if I are going to visit Istanbul since this is the main area. There is a short street which is full of shopping tents and it is awesome to walk around. I will also suggest to buy...More

Thank Lizzy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was part of our walking tour of Istanbul,,, very interesting to go into the mosque and learn about Islam and how things work....some great photo opportunities outside...lovely water fountain in well kept gardens.

Thank Alan278
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best historical town we love it such great amazing place we will definitely back. Everyone have to visit

Thank Jacub A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited during Ramadan and every evening the parks were crammed packed with families waiting to break the fast. Real carnival atmosphere. With the back drop of the mosques it is so beautiful and so kept very clean and feels very safe.

Thank Ngilai
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Sultanahmet district features some really impressive buildings and some of istanbul's best food joints in the vicinity. Make sure that you spend sufficient time exploring the area.

Thank Anshul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places in the world to walk and people watch. Easy access to the tourist hot spots, hundreds of little cafes and plenty of upscale restaurants. And the rain makes getting around very easy.

Thank mes227
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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Hector M
Greetings My wife and I will be landing at Istanbul, Ataturk airport for a 10 hour stop before continuing our way to Ulaanbaatar. Flight is scheduled to arrive to Istanbul at 9:30 and then depart at 19:20 on a Friday. Considering all there is to do at the airport related to immigration, passport check, counter check in and so, would you recommend a visit to Sultanahmet? How much do you think would it cost to get there and return to the airport by taxi and having couple kebabs for lunch? Thank you so much for your help.
26 May 2017|
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Response from subashnib | Reviewed this property |
put on comfy shoes, take the public transportation and enjoy. the tram is inexpensive and fast. all the must see's are close by. food can be eaten on the go. try corn and walnuts as well as simit. dont miss this area.
How to go out in Istanbul and have fun and be able to enjoy the wonderful history and sights without being annoyed by the annoying hecklers
16 May 2017|
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Response from Aisha369 | Reviewed this property |
U just need to ignore them as u do not speak the language they speak, create ur own 🤓 as the matter of fact, they are not all over the city, u can go some where else without being annoyed. This area deserves to accommodate... More
I heard people in egypt are annoying and hassling, especially taxi drivers, does anyone know if there is some car and driver available for hire for a full week instead of having a nightmare with taxis for the duration of my stay
16 May 2017|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
There are some drivers, but all depends on personal knowledge, try to check with someone who visited before and they will help in this regards