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I have been welcomed to the 500-year old knit bath in the grand bazaar as of this beautiful Sunday morning, for the "desire to go to the hamam" which has been suppressing for months. It is a place that is hardly found when you search...More
I had never been to a hamam and didn't want to go to a place where all the tourists go. Luckily I was with a friend who knows Istanbul well and so we went to this historic hamam near the Grand Bazaar. It is a...More
Date of experience: March 2016
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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.