Arasta Bazaar

Arasta Bazaar information

Location
Istanbul , Turkey
Address
off Torun Sokak
Getting there
Tram: Sultanahmet
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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.