Sultanahmet District

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  • Address: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods

Sultanahmet District - Review

There is something fascinating about the old quarters and narrow lanes of Istanbul. The Sultanahmet district in Istanbul is located in the historic Old Istanbul, what was fondly called as “Stambol” by the 19th-century travelers. While walking down the lanes of this beautiful and nostalgic part of the city, you will come across Topkapi Palace, Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), the Byzantine Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Saray), Binbirdirek Cistern, the Istanbul Archeological Museums, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, and several other sights. Named after Sultan Ahmet I, the one who built the Blue Mosque, this district is dashed with local colors and Turkish delight. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 7 days.

Sultanahmet District Information

  • Many of the hotels are just a few minutes' stroll from this place.
  • Entry is free.

How To reach Sultanahmet District by Public Transport

  • By Light Rail: Cemberlitas station

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TripHobo Highlights for Sultanahmet District

  • Sultanahmet District Address: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34012, Turkey
  • Sultanahmet District Timing: 24-hrs
  • Sultanahmet District Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sultanahmet District(preferred time): 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sultanahmet District: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sultanahmet District

  • 7.59% of people who visit Istanbul include Sultanahmet District in their plan

  • 36.36% of people start their Sultanahmet District visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Sultanahmet District

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

60.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sultanahmet District

People normally club together Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Gulhane Park while planning their visit to Sultanahmet District.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sultanahmet District Trips

Sultanahmet District, Istanbul Reviews

  • The best public transport I've ever tried. This was our main stop/start station during our stay in Istanbul. The trams arrive every 3-5mins and going to Eminonu/Taksim is very simple and quick.

  • "Hazırlanınız; başka, daimî bir memlekete gideceksiniz. Öyle bir memleket ki, bu memleket ona nisbeten bir zindan hükmündedir. Sözler - 58     ﺗﻬﻴﺄﻭﺍ! ﺳﺘﺮﺣﻠﻮﻥ ﺇﻟﻰ ﻣﻤﻠﻜﺔ ﺃﺧﺮﻯ ﺧﺎﻟﺪﺓ، ﻣﺎ ﺃﻋﻈﻤَﻬﺎ ﻣﻦ ﻣﻤﻠﻜﺔ ﺭﺍﺋﻌﺔ! ﺇﻥ ﻣﻤﻠﻜﺘﻨﺎ ﻫﺬﻩ ﺗﻌﺪّ ﻛﺎﻟﺴﺠﻦ ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺴﺒﺔ ﻟﻬﺎ. الكلمات - 59    "Prepare yourselves; you will go to another and permanent realm, a realm such that this one will appear as a dungeon by comparison. Words - 68 "ﺣﺎﺿﺮﻟﺎﻧﯖﺰ؛ ﺑﺎﺷﻘﻪ، ﺩﺍﺋﻤﻰ ﺑﺮ ﻣﻤﻠﻜﺘﻪ ﮔﻴﺪﻩ‌ﺟﻜﺴﯖﺰ. ﺍﻭﻳﻠﻪ ﺑﺮ ﻣﻤﻠﻜﺖ ﻛﻪ، ﺑﻮ ﻣﻤﻠﻜﺖ ﺍﻭﯕﺎ ﻧﺴﺒﺔً ﺑﺮ ﺯﻧﺪﺍﻥ ﺣﻜﻤﻨﺪﻩ‌ﺩﺭ. سوزلر - 66

  • Just came to share these photos of cute cats and dogs, which were taken while I was waiting for the tram.

  • Istanbul is very big, old and nice city, almost everywhere is a shopping center;) Turkish food are very tasty and delicious, many historical place and museum for visiting..Turkish citizens are friendly and nice however 99% taxi drivers are a true bast... so always try to use public transport and avoid using taxi in turkey, they stuck himself to the traffic, going to the wrong direction, after half way driving saying to you that he don't know the address.. circling the streets instead going straight to the address.. and much more tricks to get more money from you.. i speaking Turkish like my mother language and I had several time pay much more than i should and one time taxi driver bring us to the 1,2 km away from our hotel and said street is blocked.. ( sure if my girlfriend was not with me i jumping to my doggy mood instead paying ) other thing is when we walked on the street near restaurants or coffee some workers stop us and with low English level try to bring us to the table almost with force, when I saying we finished dinner right now they saying ok its fine but come one time more eat in our restaurant too.. I accept one day Turkish municipality forbidden this kind of behavior from restaurants workers.. Many Arabic women's from head to foots in black covers all around the city even in the private beach with full of women's in bikinis! Totally visiting Istanbul is very nice full of fun and joy.. visitors who don't speak Turkish language avoid walking at night in the empty and dark sites alone or with a woman..

  • The public transportation is great in İstanbul especially the tram, this station is close the most popular landmarks, blue mosque and Aya Sophia, and Hafiz Mustafa ;)

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