The colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul's Old City and has been so for centuries. Starting as a small vaulted...
Beyazıt State Library
Occupying the former imaret (soup kitchen) and kervansaray (caravanserai) of the Beyazıt Mosque's külliye , this library has recently...
The second imperial mosque built in İstanbul (after the Fatih Camii), Beyazıt Camii was built between 1501 and 1506 by order of Beyazıt...
The Şark's arched ceiling betrays its former existence as part of a bazaar street – years ago some enterprising kahveci (coffeehouse...
Gazientep Burç Ocakbaşı
The usta (grill master) at this simple place presides over a charcoal grill where choice cuts of meats are cooked to perfection. You...
Gani Çelebi Sokak 3 · interesting places nearby
Havuzlu Restaurant information
After a morning spent in the Grand Bazaar, many visitors choose to park their shopping bags at this well-known lokanta . A lovely space with a vaulted ceiling, Havuzlu (named after the small fountain at its entrance) serves up simple but tasty fare to hungry hordes of tourists and shopkeepers – go early when the food is freshest. No alcohol.