Western Anatolia shopping

Top Choice Ceramics in Kütahya

Lalezar Çini

Housed in a beautifully restored Ottoman mansion, Lalezar Çini is the studio and showcase gallery for the Tek family, who recreate beautiful Iznik-style quartz ceramics from previous centuries and also craft more mo…
Top Choice Ceramics in İznik

İznik Foundation

The workshop belonging to the İznik Foundation, an organisation working to revive the craft of İznik tile-making, is a great place to start looking for tiles. Original İznik tiles are antiquities and cannot be expor…
Arts & Crafts in Bursa

Karagöz Antique Shop

This lively place is great for antiques and Karagöz shadow puppets, and to watch an impromptu puppet performance. Ask puppeteer Şinasi Çelikkol about the schedule for performances at the Karagöz Museum.
Ceramics in Eskişehir

Mavi Sanat Merkezi

Mavi Sanat Merkezi has some beautiful ceramics and paper jewellery. It's on the 1st floor of the Atlıhan Complex, which hosts two floors of local artisans' shops and a cafe.
Arts & Crafts in İznik

Sultan Hamamı

Craft shops, selling İznik tiles, and a cafe are set in and around this restored 14th-century hamam, where a section of paved Roman road is visible.
Food in Bursa


A good place to pick up kestane şekeri (candied chestnuts) and other sugary souvenirs.
Arts & Crafts in İznik

Nilüfer Haltun

Sells stylish earrings, pendants and İznik tiles in a cedar complex dotted with tea tables.
Arts & Crafts in Bursa

Bali Bey Han

This 15th-century Ottoman caravanserai houses handicraft shops.
Shopping Centre in Bursa

Zafer Plaza

This shopping centre's blue-glass pyramid is a landmark in central Bursa. It has a decent food hall for snacking and also a modern multiscreen cinema complex.