Dance of Colours
This popular two-part performance features a whirling dervish and Sufi music segment followed by dances from 10 different regions of...
Next to the Çemberlitaş tram stop, in a plaza packed with pigeons, you'll find one of the city's most ancient monuments: a column known...
Facing Nuruosmaniye Kapısı, one of several gateways into the Grand Bazaar, this mosque was built in Ottoman-baroque style between 1748...
Erenler Çay Bahçesi
Set in the vine-covered courtyard of the Çorlulu Ali Paşa Medrese, this nargile cafe near the Grand Bazaar is a favourite with students...
Our favourite eatery in the Grand Bazaar precinct, tiny Bahar ('Spring') is popular with local shopkeepers and is always full, so arrive...
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Lonely Planet review
This club in the courtyard of the Koca Sinan Paşa Medrese was formed by the enigmatically named Professional Union of Owners of the Works of Science & Literature. Fortunately, members seem happy for strangers to infiltrate their ranks. After entering the gate to Koca Sinan Paşa’s tomb, go past the cemetery – it’s the second teahouse to the right.