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Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul?

Updated: Jun 3

Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul, as one of the most gigantic and lively cities of the world, welcomes millions of visitors every year with a great pleasure. In almost every district of the city you can find something that you will be familiar with, but it is almost impossible to know and discover the entire city. You will be surprised with the every corner, street and place when you start to explore the mysteries.


At the end of your journey, you will never want to forget Istanbul and want to take a piece of it you can take with you... Here are some hidden treasure places for both you and your loved ones.


The Grand Bazaar

If we define it as the biggest bazaar in the world, we think that we will not be mistaken. It has been in service since 1461 has 4,000 stores and a maze-like structure which make it both a historical monument and shopping paradise. Also in this bazaar, the product prices are determined by the government, so you can shop at very reasonable prices. You can find something different in every street of the bazaar like jewelry, carpets and rugs with traditional turkish motifs, fez (Ottoman hat, antiques, embroidered fabrics with the icons of Istanbul, coffee mugs and Turkish coffee cup sets, handmade bowls and plates with motifs,backgammon and chess sets,... This authentic place offers many stylish gift options for you and your loved ones.

Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul
Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul

The Egyptian Bazaar (The Spice Bazaar)

It is also an old shopping center with its historic builging founded in 1664. It feels like you are in a museum while you visit the stores. It has 6 huge gates and makes it easy to explore more. The bazaar is loceted in Eminönü and it is famous with its different kinds of spices and Tuskish delights. You can also find a variety of sun-dried food which will be a great gift that you can carry with you easily. There is also shops for souvenirs, ceramic cups, bags and leather clothes, etc.

Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul
Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul

Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul Galata

Galata will also offer you different gift options like Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. In Galata, there are mostly modern but small shops mostly preferred by young people. You can find leather bags for daily use, interesting shoes, embroidered retro style Istanbul magnets, various souvenirs, wallets, boxes and jewelry that will impress you in every way. Alco you will have fun while shopping in Galata and friendly sales representatives will be there to help you if you need any.


Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul
Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul

Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul Ortaköy

Ortaköy is the first place that comes to mind when it comes to jewelry. You'll find a world of different kinds of hand-made and fabricated jewelry lined up on dozens of stalls. Also you can find hand-made paintings and coffee mugs of Istanbul. Ortaköy also offers a fantastic view of Bosphorus and delicious and famous baked patato of Istanbul. After you are finished with the shops in the tiny streets, you can both enjoy the view and your mouth-watering baked patato.


Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul
Where to buy the best gifts of Istanbul

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