Istanbul Squares and Markets

A famous square in Istanbul is the Beyazit Square, which was founded in 393 A.D. during the reign of Emperor Teodosius. A Medresse, Hamam and some shops are the only remains of the complex of the 15th century work of Beyazit Mosque from which it gets its name.

The famous bazaars in Istanbul are a perfect example of exotic Oriental bazaars, shown so often in Hollywood movies. So make sure you visit the 15th century Kapali Çarsi and the Egyptian Bazaar. You can hope to get almost everything here. However, if you do not shop, the vibrant market life will surely catch your eye.