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Why locals love it

It's in an old secret building and offers you one of the best sightseeing places of Istanbul on a rooftop. On a cold weather, I am not sure if it is gonna be as nice as it is on a clear day. You should ask locals about how to get there as it is not easy to find. It is closer to Grand Bazaar so if you are around, do not skip it.

Why you should visit it

If you like to see the city from a hidden rooftop behind the locked doors, have a look at it.

Special tip

I think you have to tip a few liras to the guy who holds the key to the hidden rooftop.

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10 Comments

is it safe to go there ? as we will be only females
yasmin
Traveller
March 9, 2019
Erdin
Local
January 18, 2019
Erdin
Local
January 18, 2019
Erdin
Local
January 18, 2019
This is one of the most authentic places in Istanbul. Like you are travelling in time, It is amazing, obscure, hidden and spooky. Come and see, tell your friends, Find the shops and workshops at the second floor. Look from its roof or rooms to the most beatiful Istanbul panorama.
Erdin
Local
January 18, 2019
How to you get to the rooftop view from the grand bazaar?
Krabs
Traveller
February 24, 2019

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  • Büyük Valide Han

    Mercan Mah. Çakmakçılar Ykş, Hanlar Bölgesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
    Istanbul

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