Museum of Great Palace Mosaics
When archaeologists from the University of Ankara and Scotland's University of St Andrews excavated around the nearby Arasta Bazaar in...
İstanbul's most photogenic building was the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I (r 1603–17), whose tomb is located on the north side of the...
Established in 2002, this culinary school has changed hands but is still cooking up a storm under its Turkish-Italian ownership....
Located in a sunken courtyard behind the Blue Mosque, Meşale is a tourist trap par excellence, but still has loads of charm....
Sofa Cafe Restaurant
Candlelit tables beckon patrons into this cosy and laid-back bar-restaurant, which has a roof terrace open in summer. The food is...
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Arasta Bazaar information
This historic arcade of shops was once part of the külliye (mosque complex) of the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii). Mosques built by the great and powerful usually included numerous public-service institutions, including an arasta (row of shops by a mosque) such as this, as well as hospitals, soup kitchens and schools.