Beyazit Square
Beyazit Square
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The area
Neighborhood: 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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Erkan Ö
Istanbul, Türkiye556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
It is one of the most beautiful squares of Istanbul's history. Istanbul University, State Library, Beyazit Mosque are the symbolic buildings that are subject to films.
A book fair is held every year during Ramadan.
This place, which once was the heart of Istanbul, is not as well known as its old counterparts. Shops selling products at low prices, low-quality restaurants do not fit this historical texture. Attention should be paid to shopping so that you will not get bored afterwards.
Since there is a problem with car parking in the area, it is recommended to make trips and visits to this area by public transportation. The most popular public transport vehicle is the Kabataş - Bağcılar tramway line which passes through central places such as Karaköy, Eminönü, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Aksaray and Topkapi.
Written July 22, 2017
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye194,974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Business
Beyazıt Square is the cross road of many main touristic attractions and venues in European side with several entrances to the Grand Bazaar and other mosques and open shopping centers.Due to its strategic location,it serves a very important role with thousands of tourist and business people passing by every day.
Written July 27, 2014
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Genie
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I am a big city girl, so I crave the culture, hustle and bustle around me. so beyazit square is that for me. you have some good decent street food stall, restaurants, café, shops etc. nearer to the grand bazaar you are more expensive the stuff is. shopkeepers on the street have a weird mentality though and I found them to have an attitude leaning towards rudeness. But restaurants are fine. and some shopkeepers are nice. but ratio of rude: nice is 70:30. So don't get in an bargain where you feel it is moving towards insults or arguments.
Written December 16, 2019
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Reza M
Tehran, Iran2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Excellent, this is a nice square in Istanbul and very attractive for foreigners who visit this place
Written October 17, 2019
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yesiltren
Japan1,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I had nothing particular to buy here, but the square is full of energy and just walking around is fun! There's not any danger in walking alone during the daytime. You should visit here after you have spent some time in Grand Bazaar. The west exit of Grand Bazaar is the nearest.
ここで特に買いたいものはありませんでしたが、グランドバザールを歩いた後に行ってみました。お店のスタッフはアラビア語で呼び込みしていたりします。ここだけは中東のバザール、スーク、という感じでした。
Written August 28, 2018
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,603 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Filled with cheap shops and restaurants, and located close to the Grand Bazaar. Tram stops here.
Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.
Written June 25, 2018
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Mert Ürkmez
Warsaw, Poland241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
The historic and always crowded square of Beyazıt district ! Around the square you can see the gigantic gate of Istanbul university, Beyazıt mosque and some big Inns ! You can easily reach Grandbazaar from the square ! You can also rest at cafes that are situated in old Inns around the square ! Must see
Written November 23, 2016
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Xeina J
Amman, Jordan432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
If you keep walking straight from grand bazaar entrance you will end up here.
The square is crowded, old and full of life so you'll feel being a local.
You can shop,eat doner and have a refreshing pomegranate or Orange juice that is made in front of you eyes.
A small tip to bargain when you shop and enjoy the nice good things you are going to take back home :)
Written November 19, 2016
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye194,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Beyazıt Meydanı is very important part of the old Istanbul as it is very much like a cross road to Aksaray where you can shop at reaonable price range,to Grand Bazaar where you can see one of the best historical buildings of Istanbul which is still in service to its customers with thousands of shops and stores inside this big complex,to Sultanahmet area where you will find out most of the important touristic areas,museums
mosques,churces and other attractions with hundreds of restaurants and cafes&bars.Strongly recommended.
Written December 26, 2014
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Shaun L
Clanfield, UK2,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What a lovely square near the mosque and the Istanbul university. Felt both very modern and also very chilled in the glorious sunshine on the day that we visited. Easy to get to as the T1 tram runs past plus the metro is near too. The gate to the university is really special and well worth a look.
Written May 21, 2024
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