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Buyuk Valide Han

Grand Bazaar
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Address: Cakmakcilar Yokusu Tarakcilar Cad. Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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I am soooo happy I've been to this place which not everyone knows about!! It takes you back in time with the big door, old stairs and alleyways. Best view!! This place should be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am soooo happy I've been to this place which not everyone knows about!! It takes you back in time with the big door, old stairs and alleyways. Best view!! This place should be renovated or maybe not to avoid more tourists there...

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

And then the view is awesome. This place is not so secret, there were at least 20 people on this rooftop at any one time. and we took many amazing photos here. just hope people would stop jumping on the domes... advice to tourists who see this -- jump at your own risk. I felt the dome move when I... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you like abandoned and industrial places and like to climb on roofs, this might be your piece of cake. There are many people seeking the roof and a man that takes you there for couple of liras. And voila, Istanbul is there under your feet. Very romantic place, in a twisted, industrial way...

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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