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Sogukcesme Sokak, Istanbul

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Brimming with colors and culture, the quaint cobbled street of Sogukcesme Sokak features rows of replicated Ottoman-style houses. The nine structures were introduced in the 1980s to replace the originals that once stood there for over two centuries. Don't let the lack of authenticity bother you: the street oozes charm, and the houses now serve as boutique heritage hotels. These accommodations remain true to the 19th-century style, decorated in period furniture and decor. Stroll along the entirely pedestrian lane, named for the fountain in the park at one end. Little boutiques lie tucked amid the historical houses, selling handpainted ceramics, clothing, and hookahs. Put Sogukcesme Sokak on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Istanbul family vacation planner.
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  • At one end of most of the repair work, this gentleman of a cobblestone Street. She likes going to Gulhane Park down here from the Topkapi Palace entrance, leading to the archaeological museum. I other RTE has a café and a souvenir shop are home but is it rather creates quiet atmosphere here.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »