Shops and markets in Istanbul
For centuries, Istanbul was and remainsWorld Trade Centre. Since ancient times, the city is located at the crossroads of trade routes, which determined its attractiveness to buyers and sellers. Visitors to the city are visited by how many modern shopping malls and old bazaars with myriad shops.
Bazaars and markets
- The Grand Bazaar is located in the historical partcities. From the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia to him fifteen minutes. Market size of the imagination. At 31,000 square meters, there are five thousand stores. Merchants offer Turkish carpets, Afghan, Persian and other manufacturers, utensils of brass, copper, ceramics and pottery, jewelry, mirrors, candlesticks, coins, furniture. Here you can buy as antiques and modern copies of ancient things. Prices vary widely depending on the product quality. As in any bazaar, trade with a view to reduce the cost of goods is encouraged.
- Egyptian Bazaar is also located in the historicalpart of the city - in the Eminönü quarter next to the Yeni Mosque, at the entrance to the Golden Horn Bay. For spices, spices, traditional means of traditional medicine and perfumes should be sent to it here. Assortment of dried fruits and oriental sweets will delight you.
- Arasta Market is located next to the Blue Mosque. He also, like the Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest markets of Istanbul, but much inferior in size and not so tired tourists. Here you can buy great souvenirs from Iznik tiles, clothing, etc..
- Bazaar Mahmutpasha - a small market, located between the Grand Bazaar and Eminonu near the mosque Mahmutpashi. Shopping cheapness different here.
- Kumkapi fish market is located in the European quarter of the city, near the shore of the Marmara Sea. Here you can choose how naisvezhayshaya fish, and serves seafood in one of the restaurants.
- Street Bazaar in the Fatih district, street and UzuncharshiHasyrdzhilar street located in the historical part of the city, are the flea markets. On them you can walk in one day with a visit to the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar.
- Quarter Chukurdzhuma in Beyoglu attractthe attention of fans of ancient and modern books on various subjects. Walking along the street Galipdede Caddesi, not far from the Tünel Square and the streets of Faik Pasa Sokak and cukurcuma Caddes, not far from the Galatasaray Square, you can purchase printed rarities or admire the antique lithographs, maps, historical Turkish books.
Large multifunctional shopping centersappeared in Istanbul in the late eighties and are very popular with tourists and locals. Depending on the area of the city, you can choose comfort to visit the shopping mall. Prices depend on the store brands, posted here.
- Akmerkez - here love to dress wealthy citizens of Istanbul. In 1996 he was recognized as the best shopping center in the world by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
- Istinye Park is suitable for both shopping for allfamily and leisure. In addition to shops and modern things have a market with traditional Turkish goods, cozy park and twelve cinemas. Presented as luxury and affordable brands.
- Kanyon - as Akmerkez, refers to the elitetrading platforms, located in the financial center of Istanbul, Levent quarter. Suitable for financially wealthy tourists, demanding product quality and comfortable shopping.
- Deposite Outlet Centre - class shopping centoutlet. It is located in the European part of the city in the first quarter Ikitelli. In addition to the various clothes, accessories, electronics, household goods, cafes and fast food at discounted prices, offers tourists and residents of neighboring areas of the spa and wellness centers.