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Galata Bedesten - Istanbul - Turkey
Galata Bedesten - Istanbul - Turkey

Galata Bedesten Quick Guide

Galata Bedesten

The Galata Bedesten is said to have been built by Sultan Fatih Mehmet the Ottoman conqueror of Istanbul sometime in the 15th century, making it one of the oldest surviving buildings in the area. It is a small, square structure topped with nine domes rising out of the roof. Inside, the surrounding market continues among the vaulted interior, with vendors selling everything from marine supplies to tools and other hardware.

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