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Buyuk Valide Han

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Grand Bazaar
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Address: Cakmakcilar Yokusu Tarakcilar Cad. Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

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Awesome place to see the phosphorous from high place, unfortunately sometimes they don't give you permission to go there

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2016
Ayman A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to see the phosphorous from high place, unfortunately sometimes they don't give you permission to go there

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Bochum, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It is just the most wonderful place I have yet visited in my life. To go there you have to find your way through backalleys and ancient (or just plain old ;) ) looking ailes. At some point you reach a locked door. There you have to look for the man with the keys. He will let you upstairs. (You... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

If you want a postcard-like photo with a great view of Istanbul this is the right place. Just make sure to get there on the day of the best weather during your stay and your photos will look amazing. Getting here is no problem with the help of google maps - its just few minutes walk of Grand Bazaar, so... More 

1 Thank Sahara-555
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Truly it is a marvelous place to watch Istanbul. It might be difficult to get there, studying the location before would be wise.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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