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“Old part of city”
Review of Buyuk Valide Han

Buyuk Valide Han
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US$461.47*
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Private Bosphorus Boat Trip and Old City Tour for...
Ranked #44 of 563 Shopping in Istanbul
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the old parts in Istanbul, before people used to go up there to take photos with a good view of city but recently the government closed it.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile


I am holidaying in Turkey. I went to this place today and they told me that it's closed now. Not allowed to go on roof.

1  Thank salman m
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The roof top is closed from the goverment. But it is possible to go on some ways up stairs to find another good views. See the picture.

7  Thank Kai-o G
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The view from above is just wonderfuuuuullll . I am in love . Its a bit hard to find cz its outside the grand bazaar next to wholesale shops . You need to ask the locals 4 directions . Its a must when visiting istanbul . You can see all istanbul from this rooftop

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This Han has lost much of its originality as many buildings were added to the actual building. With three courtyards and a Shiite mosque in the middle, this Han houses 210 rooms and it was built by the famous queen Kosem Sultan in the middle of the 1600's.

The entrance is special but what makes this Han so famous is the view from the top. You can see the Galata Bridge, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus as well as many landmarks of the city. There are of course some tiring stairs but it is worth the effort. There is a very nice book and cd shop inside as well. There are mostly textile and hat shops here.

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