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“Fun for a laugh and great souvenir!”

Giycek Old Time Photo Studio
Ranked #28 of 548 Shopping in Istanbul
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Owner description: Giycek Old Time Photo Studio is the one & only old time photo studio in Istanbul and it is based in Galata district very close to both Galata Tower and Tunel Square on Istiklal Street. Our issue is to provide fun, original, unforgettable experience and long lasting memory of Istanbul for Istanbul travellers. We have a wide range of costumes of different periods during Ottoman Era under the concepts of Dynasty, Millitary and much more.
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We came in at the end of our time in Istanbul and had such a fun time. There were a ton of costumes to choose from and the "photo-shoot" was really fun! It's a great souvenir and we had a ton of laughs posing in silly positions and taking the pictures! It's more expensive than the other options available at the tourist attractions but worth every penny! You get to take a lot of pictures and chose which ones you like best in a smaller setting. The girl that took our pictures and helped us was SO nice! It's a must do for anyone looking for a fun souvenir!!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I discovered it on tripadvisor and I was very tempted by this experience .. located in the Galata area that is warm .. my wife and I were amazed by the kindness of both as managers and their original studio .. I suggest you strongly to take a ride home and put the ancient costume of the Ottoman Empire.

3  Thank Sliders D
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We are a Dutch couple went to there. We really had a nice time by trying various outfits. Since the location is great, it is easy to access. Highly recommended to get close with the ancient Ottoman culture.

1  Thank kerem r
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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

We were couple this is one of the best studios i ever visited around the world . The location need to be reached by foot. The map direction is not accurate use the written address instead. Its beside galata tower through the old gift market I highly recommend it for istanbul visitors.

Thank uaedoctor1981
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

For those who enjoy a bit of "down home" fun in their travels, this is a must. Fabulous costumes and costume jewelry and friendly, helpful staff -- and very capable photography. It was a fun little break from the more serious side of Istanbul. Staff also very responsive to email inquiries. Great value, friendly people and a fun little bit of kitsch: highly recommend!

Thank Mcmanus135
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