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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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Wonderful roof in the center of Istanbul

Simple and bit gruff uncle Mehdi will show how to get up on roof. From there wonderful view of the city, Bosphorus, bridges and Golden Horn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kiev, Ukraine

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Kiev, Ukraine
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple and bit gruff uncle Mehdi will show how to get up on roof. From there wonderful view of the city, Bosphorus, bridges and Golden Horn.

1 Thank TsybaSasha
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful scenery from the roof of an old market-place called "Valide Han". But you gotta get past some old, narrow street of İstanbul but at the end, the athmosphere worths it.

1 Thank Alperen B
Beirut, Lebanon
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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...

1 Thank Ghinwa_B
Montreal, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Kiku C
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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...

1 Thank HelsinkiBunny

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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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