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Grand Bazaar
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Nice Square

This is nice square to visit when you are in IIstanbul closed nearby Istanbul University and also Kapalicarsi or Grand Bazzar. Only take a picture doesn't matter its still worth... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our trip to Isatanbul December 2016, we visited Beyazit Square almost everyday, during the late afternoons. Its very close to Tram Station, Bus Station, Grand Bazzar and the row of restaurants and fast food outlets. Good thing was, it was witthin a walking distance from our hotel. (Hotel Enderun). Also you can see people from different walks of life,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Although Istanbul has a lot of things from history. The prominent symbol of the sqaure is the Entrence of Istanbul University. There is a mosque and book market. Grand bazar is also near and 10 minute walk to Sultanahmet. On other side Shehzadi cami and Sulemania cami are 10 minute walk away. One can reach here by historic tram Eminonu... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Beyazit is the most exellent aera to live in Istanbul. The tram brings you to all the important places in five minutes and if you want to walk it's about 15 minutes. The Grand Bazar is located to Beyazit.

Thank KariHN55
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This is nice square to visit when you are in IIstanbul closed nearby Istanbul University and also Kapalicarsi or Grand Bazzar. Only take a picture doesn't matter its still worth it or either you can drink cup of Turkish coffee around this square.

1 Thank Ibn_Maspul
Istanbul, Turkey
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

what's best to do here. Go Great Süleymaniye mosque and there also many other mosque you can see grand bazaar ,well, I think the stuff is just okay .They have lost of book store, but most of the book is in Turkish and shopping a lot also...

1 Thank Yorgun2134
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633 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

One of the most crowded and old region of the city. Archtecture and streets are old syle, we loved here. There is an entrance to grand bazaar from beyazit. also there is a gate to oldest Istanbul university. Region is very close to sultanahmet, laleli, hagia sofia, yerebatan sarnici.

1 Thank Semih A
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Sultan Ahmet's part,tram drop here at Beyazit tram station and busses also pick and drop here mainly the bus point of this region within Istanbul. Waited and enjoyed for time spent here.

Thank Rizwan M
Kastoria, Greece
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

where i was in istanbul in suburbs or in main city centre.or in beyazit area the people are so friendly and the hospitality is seen everywhere.it was my first time in istanbul and it wont be the last.i loved this city and its hiding corners...in one trip nobody can see everything..so you need to go again and again..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I honestly dont know what's best to do here.The mosque it self was in a restoration project while I am here,and the grand bazaar,well,I think the stuff is just standard and nothing special.They have lost of book store,but most of the book is in Turkish.Maybe try the kebab if you like,but in my opinion the taste is just standard,nothing special.

Thank Lintang P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

A key building to visit of one of the of the great mosques in Istanbul. It's near Istanbul University. A little bit of history to motivate: The second imperial mosque built in İstanbul (after the Fatih Camii), Beyazıt Camii was built between 1501 and 1506 by order of Beyazıt II, son of Mehmet the Conqueror. Architecturally, it links Aya Sofya,... More 

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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