Markets in Istanbul: Istanbul has been known since ancient times as Constantinople, Byzantium, Astana and Islambol.

It is the largest tourist city in Turkey and the second largest in the world, with about 13 million inhabitants.

It was the capital of many states and empires, as it was the capital of the Roman Empire, followed by Byzantium.

Places of tourism in historical Istanbul were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1985.

Istanbul was chosen as the joint capital of European culture in 2010

The most important markets and malls of Istanbul

أسواق اسطنبول

 Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’; also Büyük Çarşı, meaning ‘Grand Market) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2,[4] attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world’s most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazaar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.

اسواق اسطنبول

 Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı, meaning “Egyptian Bazaar”) in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

مولات إسطنبول

Mall of İstanbul

 which consists of a shopping mall, residential and office units, is Turkey’s largest mixed-use project. Mall of İstanbul is attracting attention by being an urban transformation project.

The Mall of İstanbul Project is built next to Mahmutbey booths on the TEM Motorway.

Located only five kilometers from Atatürk International Airport, the side is also very close to a future metro line,

whose project design phase is complete

The most important streets and squares of Istanbul

ميداين اسطنبول

 Taqsim Square

Taksim Square (Turkish: Taksim Meydanı, [ˈtaksim ˈmejdanɯ]), situated in Beyoğlu in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network.

Taksim Square is also the location of the Republic Monument (Turkish: Cumhuriyet Anıtı) which was crafted by Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928.

The monument commemorates the 5th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, following the Turkish War of Independence.

شوارع اسطنبول

 İstiklal Avenue

İstiklal Avenue or İstiklal Street (Turkish: İstiklal Caddesi; English: “Independence Avenue”)

is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends (prior to the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) long, which houses boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafés,

pubs, nightclubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolateries and restaurants.

ساحات اسطنبول

 Hippodrome of Constantinople

The Hippodrome of Constantinople ( Turkish: Hipodrom or Sultanahmet Meydanı)

was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.

Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a few fragments of the original structure surviving.

The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (ἵππος), horse, path or way.

For this reason, it is sometimes also called Atmeydanı (“Horse Square”) in Turkish.

Horse racing and chariot racing were popular pastimes in the ancient world and hippodromes were common features of Greek cities in the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras.

**Take a look at our offers**

**Also get to know**

Istanbul – Turkey | The most important tourist attractions

Istanbul – Turkey | The most important mosques