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The Grand Bazaar and around

İstanbul’s Ottoman-era Grand Bazaar gets more than its fair share of souvenir-hungry visitors. The area around it, however, is relatively little explored, which is a shame as it holds some very worthwhile attractions, from the historic Cembirlitaş Hamamı, one of the best Turkish baths in the country, to the city’s very best mosque, the hilltop Süleymaniye Camii. Throw in the ornate Baroque Laleli Camii, and it’s easy to see how you can spend a day in this area alone. To get here from Sultanahmet, either walk or take the T1 tram.

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