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Sahaflar Carsisi

Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 352 327 06 06
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul
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This historic book bazaar was popular with famous writers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, it is one of the most known areas in the city to find rare and used books.
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Istanbul 34430, Turkey
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+90 352 327 06 06
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

''just outside the gates of the Bazaar''. do you like different trip? ? if you are an eager or want to learn about something, you should be visit used book markets at Beyazıt,There are beautiful places for visit around of Beyazıt. it is pleasant to...More

Thank Ufuk E
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This bazaar is near Beyazıt tram stop which is near Sultanahmet. It has a lot of book shops and historical places. You can find various books such as Turkish, English...

Thank sema b
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Strolling down the streets of old istanbul one comes across a amazing area where old and new books are sold . I bought a miniature Quran from there . There is a statue of Muteferrika .... A sherbet seller was seen with his unique container...More

Thank shehla2017
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This area is very near from the Istanbul university, so they sell many books and textbooks. Many of them are written in Turkish, and the customers seem almost all students. There is a fountain in the middle of the square. You can't drink the water,...More

Thank ワンケディ
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Sahaflar Çarşısı has operated as a book market and also bazaar since Byzantine times. This place is good for book lovers.

Thank Arisandroo
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

"Sahaf" is an Arabic word meaning a shop or a person selling old books and manuscripts. This bazar has existed in Istanbul since the 15th century. After suffering from two earthquakes it was moved to the Engraver's Market, which was also the site of the...More

Reviewed 23 October 2015

Books, as well as where a person goes to hear that beautiful smell of old books? The answer I can give to myself in the Second Hand Book Bazaar .. Even though you will find there all the same book shop, all in one by...More

5  Thank Nirz33
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Located quite close to the Grand Bazaar you will find this lovely book bazaar. Although the majority of the books are in Turkish you can still find a small selection in various foreign languages. Vendors are generally congenial and helpful. Some of the tiny shops...More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed 11 April 2015

In a courtyard very close to Beyazit mosque and outside the Grand Bazaar you will find this little second hand book market. If you are interested in old books, maps and miniatures this is your place. In fact one of the best shops in town...More

1  Thank santiago201011
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Sahaflar Çarşısı,the second hand Book Bazaar,is located in an ancient courtyard between the Beyazıt Mosque and one of Aentrance to the Covered Bazaar.This is said to be one of the oldest markets of Istanbul.İt is open everyday except Sunday,however,small shops are also open on Sundays.Nice...More

1  Thank junior1907
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
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