Istanbul's Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) welcoming 250,000+ visitors daily. The oldest & largest covered market in the world; since 1455.
This is most probably the oldest covered shopping mall of the world. It is 500 years old and was built as a shopping mall by Ottoman Empire. It is not my favourite place for shopping as it is a bit chaotic and lots of hassle but the building by itself worth a visit and despite everything it is still…
Wikipedia: The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’; also Büyük Çarşı, meaning ‘Grand Market’) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2, attracting between…
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered markets and over 3,000 shops which attract 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions…
Grand Bazaar is one of the most touristic places in Istanbul. The place welcomes more than 91 million tourists every year. Grand Bazaar has more than 4000 shops in it. Grand Bazaar has various shops located inside. Jewelry shops, antique shops, furnishing stores, spice shops and so many more…
“various spice stores and photographic sights in the historic Egyptian market”
“Hagia Sophia requires no word for its glamourous structure and long history that goes back in time till the 6th century AD. As appreciated by every leader that reigned Constantinople, Hagia Sophia survived the political turmoils and wars with the least damage. Formerly, a Greek Orthodox Cathedral, this magnificent monument was turned into an Ottoman imperial mosque afterwardsis the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque. Even though the mosaics from its Cathedral times have been painted over, now the work to uncover these still goes on after it was turned into a museum. A visit to Istanbul is never complete without a visit to this beautiful place, once the largest building and an architechtural wonder of its time.”
“Topkapi Palace is located on a beautiful edge of Fatih area next to Bosphorus Strait. It was built in the 15th century to replace the old palace and became the new headquarters for the Ottoman Imperial family and leaders. In 1985, the palace has been declared as one of the world heritage sites by UNESCO and today it is open as a museum for visitors. Although the palace has hundreds of rooms, many of them are not open to public but you can still see the most important areas such as the Harem, treasury room and more including the collections from the history of the Empire.”
“Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Blue Mosque as known internationally, was built in the 17th century during the reign of Ahmed the 1st. The mosque is famous for its hand-painted blue tiles that decorate its interior walls and towards the sunset, shades of blue flashes on the exterior surfaces of the domes and minarets, like the daylight leaving its marks on this beautiful architechtural monument. Today, the mosque is open to public for praying as well as for touristic reasons. You can have a tour around the mosque and the Sultan Ahmed Square in between the mosque and Hagia Sofia Museum. These two wonders stand next to one another as the landmarks of Istanbul and your visit will feel lacking if you miss to see these great buildings. ”
“The Basilica Cistern, or Cisterna Basilica, is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. The cistern, located 150 metres (490 ft) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. Today it is kept with little water, for public access inside the space.”