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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
"The best choice for any first timer Top sites of Old Istanbul is a Half-day small group tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some! Top Sites of Old Istanbul covers : Hippodrome: The former center of sportive and political Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minar palace-like underground hall supported by 336 columns in 12 rows
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Private Tour: Istanbul Highlights and Nakkas Cistern
"Meet your expert guide at your Istanbul hotel and hop into your air-conditioned minivan for your private tour. Chat with your guide about any sights you want to see more or less of — as your tour is private the itinerary can be customized around you.Start at the stunning Blue Mosque a 17th-century mosque graced by beautiful domes and minarets and famed for its 20000 blue İznik tiles. Admire the ocean of blue of its interior and then visit the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia the 6th-century church that was turned into a mosque before becoming a museum. Admire the soaring mosaic-covered interior and then
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour From Sultanahmet Istanbul
"A great option to explore Old Istanbul with a professional private guide. Below are the places that you will visit during this tour:Hippodrome - The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obe Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II.Blue Mosque - One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. it's a bazaar that will tempt even the no shoppers"""This is a great opportunity to visit the main historical area of Istanbul (Sultanahmet) all major sights will be visited with a private guide in 8 hours or less.title=Highlights&1=Full-day+walking+tour+of+historic+Istanbul+with+a+private+guide&2=See+the+city%27s+landmarks+and+highlights&3=Create+the+perfect+tour+for+your+schedule+and+needs&4=Get+local+tips+on+the+best+places+to+eat%2C+drink+and+visit&5=Private+to""
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Grand Bazaar - Kapali Çarsi Tips (112)

Classic Mall

In my first visit to Istanbul, I was taken to the bazaar - "this is the bazaar, let's enter, be careful not to get lost... let's go out... it's seen".Things are better when you are on your own, when...
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solopes
Apr 17, 2016

Expensive Tourist Trap

If you fall into the category of tourists who catalog attractions as must see,then you will definitely have the Grand Bazaar on your list of must see things.To me it was no big deal.Because we had...
kumip
Jul 29, 2015

don't buy gold in istanbul grand bazaar

I bough gold in istanbul but when i returned home i found out it was fake.There are many gold shops in istanbul bazaar but it's all fake gold.Unfortunately most tourists aren't aware of this and...
AnnaL124
Jan 14, 2015

The Grand Bazaar

I remember going here with my husband. It is the sort of place he loves and I hate. We were trying to look around when a belt seller attached himself to us. He quoted a price for his belt. We said no....
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IreneMcKay
Oct 02, 2014

An Istanbul Must See But Buy Elsewhere

You will either love the Grand Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi) or not. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to visit the Grand Bazaar. However, by the end of my trip to Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar would...
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Donna_in_India
Mar 16, 2014

Huge Souk

This covered market was built in 1461 and it can be considered a city inside the city. It's a huge labyrinth with 4000 shops.I have no tip on how to wander in this huge bazar but: get lost. I am not a...
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xaver
Jan 09, 2014

Depressing

The Grand Bazaar and the surrounding area proved itself with this ability to sink my spirits. Every time I approached the area I started to feel sad and depressed. I thought about it. It must be the...
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Torgut
Nov 13, 2013

Grand Bazaar food

Our friend suggested sitting down in this small side passageway to have lunch at a small restaurant...what do I mean by small...well it has TWO tables where 8 people can sit....anyway, the lunch was...
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Martin_S.
Aug 05, 2013

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, TR

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and half a million...
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TrendsetterME
May 24, 2013

Centuries of shopping

It is only to be expected that the capital of the Empire would have a rather large marketplace or bazaar, and indeed the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul does not disappoint. This is a far cry from the chic,...
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mikey_e
Dec 06, 2012

Grand Bazaar = Grand Disappointment

I can't even begin to describe how let down I was by the Grand Bazar. Just about anybody that you talk to will describe it as one of the "highlights" of Istanbul and "an absolute must do". I couldn't...
akiswhite
Nov 15, 2012

Bring your Camera & Leave your Money in Wallet

The Grand Bazaar is exotic, colorful, vibrant, and a rip off.DO: DO Walk around and feel the city vibe. DO bring your camera and take pictures of the colorful lamps, charming trinkets, and vibrant...
HaikuDream
Oct 20, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Grand Bazaar - Kapali Çarsi

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University

Istanbul, as a city with over 13 million people, has a number of universities spread over the two sides of the Bosporus. While there were schools of higher learning in Byzantine Constantinople, the...
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Bebek Area

In our last year in Istanbul I was sent out to various parts of Istanbul to teach different individuals or in different companies. Once a week I had to teach in Bebek. Bebek is a pretty village on the...
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Beyazit District

"Beyazit State Library" in Istanbul is the first Ottoman state library, opened in 1884 and intended to be a national library. Beyazıt Library is one of the largest libraries in Istanbul, its...
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Fatih Camii - Conquerors' Mosque

Just to the south of the mosque itself we can find the tombs of Mehmet II and his wife Gülbahar. Both of these tombs were completely destroyed in the earthquake 1766 and reconstructed, though on the...
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Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

The Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque was originally built for Ismihan Sultan, daughter of Selim II, "best" known as Selim the Sot. She was was married to Grand Vezir Sokullu Mehmet Pasa, who the mosque...
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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Edirnekapı Mihrimah Sultan Complex was built by the order of Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of one of the most famous Ottoman Emperor Süleyman the Magnificent. The complex is located on Fevzi Pasa Street...
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