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The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, more than five centuries of history

Trade had an important place in the Ottoman economy and shortly after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, Sultan Mehmet II built in the heart of the city covered two markets – The Bedestens – which will be the precursors of the Grand Bazaar today.
The first called Cevahir Bedesten, or Bedesten of Jewelry Makers, with an area of ​​14,380 sq. Ft., and it is accessible by four huge doors. Read the rest of this entry »

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