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Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul

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The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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  • It was always a dream of mine to visit Sultan Ahmed Sq., I had an amazing time. So much culture lays between these streets  more »
  • Outside of the masque has very nice historic columns are way back to 5th century BC and so with great historical background plus Mil ion Stone, park is nice however taking precautionary measures towar...  more »
  • It is a must see, and it explains its history at the entrance. A must see of the Sultan Ahmet mosque, its history, to see so many people praying at different times of the day.  more »
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  • Not sure how it is during the peak of summer because it's a touristy place but went in early June and it was awesome! Definitely a must-see.
  • Breath in history and be sure to take the time to discover all the unique buildings above and under the ground. Or just sit down and let this lively place impress you for sure.
  • Lots of history around makes it a must visit place in the middle of the old city. You can see some columns dating the bizantium times and lots of otoman mosques. Several museums in the area. Few days are needed to visit all of them.
  • Great feel. Nice view. Lots of people. Near tramway.
  • It's a historical place with a mixed history about Islam and Christianity since hadjia sophia is just in front of Sultanahmet Camii. You will be amazed.