Old & Historical Shopping Streets In Istanbul

When people think of shopping in Istanbul, they typically think of the Grand Bazaar and its maze-like alleys filled with everything from carpets to local spices. If you're searching for anything other than the bustle of the extra-large covered market, though, the city has much to offer. Culture Trip selects the finest shopping alleys in Istanbul, from antique stores to high-street fashion. 

The most popular, vibrant, and touristy squares, avenues, and streets in Istanbul may be found here. On your vacation in Istanbul, you may enjoy a wonderful day out by dining out, having a drink while relaxing in one of the famous cafes, shopping, walking, and being entertained in all of those locations.



Serdar-i Ekrem Street

One of Istanbul's best shopping streets is this little cobblestone lane near the old Galata Tower. There are no big-name labels here; instead, there are a slew of hip shops. Check out Turkish designer Arzu Kaprol's store, Kashif Sofa's antiques, and the beautiful boutique Atelier 55 towards the end. After that, stop by Mavra for a cup of coffee and some wonderful homemade chocolate cake. If you're out and about around cocktail hour, stop by the Georges Hotel Galata's terrace for a cool drink and a wonderful view of the city. 

Imperial Divan Road

Divan Road, which translates to "Road to the Imperial Council," is an ancient road that connects Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square and is home to a variety of historical sites and architectural relics from the Ottoman, Roman, and Byzantine periods, as well as hotels, tourist shops, cafes, and restaurants. During the Byzantine period, it was the most significant route. In the Sultanahmet area, this is a highly busy and touristy street.



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Bagdat Street

Bagdat Street is one of Istanbul's most opulent streets. A popular location for both residents and visitors to walk around, relax in its broad variety of luxury cafés, restaurants, bars, and pubs, shop at many major brands and boutique stores, and have fantastic day out activities on a beautiful Istanbul day.  It is located on Istanbul's Asian side. Bagdat Street runs for 9 kilometers from the Bostanci area to the Kadikoy district's Goztepe neighborhood. It got its name from the path used by Ottoman Sultan Murad IV on his way to the Baghdad Battle. During the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamit II's reign, it became one of Istanbul's most affluent streets. 



Valikonagi Street

Valikonagi Street is one of Istanbul's most elegant and attractive streets. Beautiful ancient buildings line the street, which is bustling with activity. It is an excellent place for those who want to have a fantastic time in its global brand stores, boutiques, and range of luxury restaurants. It is located in the Sisli neighborhood, quite near to Taksim, and intersects with Abdi Ipekci Street and Tesvikiye Street. 



Istiklal Street

Istiklal Street is Istanbul's most well-known street and entertainment district. It's a lengthy, vibrant pedestrian strip with a variety of stores, restaurants, cafés, and street performers. There is a magnificent, as well as the amazing St. Anthony of Padua Church and the Pera Museum. You may spend the evening in the renowned Asmalimescit dining and drinking street if you want to enjoy supper and night entertainment.

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