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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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  • 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 »
  • This picturesque lane is located next to the Hagia Sophia, and home before even called "mansions at Ayia Sofia." these houses from the late 19 beginning 20 centuries were reconstructed and constitute the main charm of this alley. Walk-will not regret! And can book a place to stay in Istanbul, so much so that inside all renovated in the style of the time in which they were built. I think very atmospheric!
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