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Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul
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  • I think I would have enjoyed the square more, had I felt that I could sit down and just "take it all in", without being bothered by touts and hawkers. Alas, one could not. Which made this a place we j...  more »
  • The history of a great mosque architecture with its surroundings, great morals, very high is definitely a must-see.
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  • Watch out for the neck! You can damage them you shaking his head from right to left, contemplating another Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia on one side! Place obligatory visit, at all hours, especially at night, when most magic is. There are a few nice wooden benches which allow you to see a monument and another. In addition the plaza not only has these two great monuments: looking at Hagia Sophia have right a building are the baths of the Sultana Hürrem, and left behind your back a medrasa of Sultan Ahmed with his grave. There is also a fountain that overnight changes of colors and looks good in the pictures. If you like this opinion give me useful opinion please vote.
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  • Strategic position where, at night, you can enjoy a wonderfull view of both SultanAhmet mosque and Hagia Sophia. Very secure place even late at night (police patrol 24/7.
  • Beautiful area with a very nice fountain that changes colours at night time. You can't go wrong looking at any direction, there's always something to see. Nice place to sit and people watch.
  • Very nice place, but try to walk there before 9am or in the evening. Otherwise, it's extremely crowded as all the guided tours are starting here.
  • Lively and busy place. Heartening to see many people busy visiting, taking photographs and enjoying the area.
  • Have you noticed the parrots in tops of the trees cracking nuts? This place has a great history, it was ancient Hippodrom, once you would like to know more, go to the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, the exposition starts with this Hippodrom on display.