Arasta Bazaar

The Arasta is located behind the Sultanahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) and was built in the same period and served as a shopping centre. Today, with about seventy shops, many types of carpets, rugs and ceramics are sold here. As a result of archaeological excavations in the area, that are part of the Palace of Constantinople were excavated nearby and are now exhibited in the Mosaic Museum of the Great Palace of Istanbul.

The was severely damaged in a that broke out in 1912 and remained in ruins for a long time. In the 1980s, a project was initiated, as a result of which the regained much charm and importance.

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Sultan Ahmet, Kabasakal Cd. No:59, 34122 Fatih
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