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Historic Bazaars

Crossroads of Commerce (Historic Bazaars)

A shimmering skyline of towering walls, magnificent palaces, and narrow minarets - viewed from the Bosphorus, İstanbul still retains much of its unique and majestic landscape. As soon as you set foot in the city, it becomes clear that it is changing, blending the old city with the new.

Between the tourist favourite Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar lies the inner heart of İstanbul, Eminönü the crossroads of commerce, where these wonderful marketplaces reside. In this winding maze of alleys are the last real markets of İstanbul, with everything your heart desires, from fishmongers to the last furniture maker in the old city. With so many speciality shops, tourists and locals can immerse themselves in a deluge of variety and choice. The only thing you really have to think about is how far you haggle to get what you want for the right price.