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Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul

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  • My job translator guidance, and I serve in the industry since 1972. Unfortunately, recent applications of the municipality, has transformed into a chunk of a stone square. All kinds of Greens was reduced to a minimum. As a result of restoration, restored buildings now looks like new. Green, eliminate negative impact on the image. What a pity
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  • the square is a great place to walk around and enjoy the view. you can either eat some corn or drink tea while watching the fountains.  more »
  • In the ancient city area of Istanbul, the Blue Mosque and the cathedral of St. Sophie are two, and there is a famous royal palace nearby. This historic street area is one of the big squares in the mall. You can find the best angle for a church or a mosque.
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  • Is a place to relax! The square is surrounded by museums and mosques and restaurants and shops, but here, you can just walk around on the clean smooth pavement between trees and grassy areas, stop to read the plaques and kiosks explaining history and monuments, or just sit on a bench and people-watch: children at play; scantily clad women in 5” platform shoes; women completely covered from head to toe; entire families sitting together and eating sandwiches or roasted corn bough from push carts. Tourist police patrol the square but don’t seem to have much to do
  • Huge square with great views. Recommended to be visited during the morning and late at night to see the mosques lighted up. You cannot but feel a historic notion within this square.
  • Great atmosphere is this square. Paved pathways with 'squares' of grass to sit and relax. Great touristy atmosphere and a lot of restaurants along the square. Very clean and well maintained.
  • So beautiful, must visit in Istanbul. The mosque is so beautiful with worndeful interiors
  • Such a beautiful place with magnificent buildings, surrounding a big fountain. Beautiful during the day, it's even more during the evening with the whole flow of lights.

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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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