This is bazaar is located behind the Sultan Ahmed Mosque mosque. Situated on the site of 17th-century stables; the Arasta bazaar is small and extremely touristic – full of neatly arranged gift shops. It’s not a place to go on a dedicated trip; it is a good resting stop between Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Mosaic Museum – or a place to burn time or grab a bite in case the above are not open yet.

Though like any of Istanbul’s many Bazaars, the Arasta is a good place to look at the different Turkish handcrafts.

We did find one excellent spot that stood out selling lamps.

Arasta Bazaar

90 212 517 6813
Arasta Çarşısı No:143,
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

9:00  –  19:00  Daily

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