As the imperial capital Constantinople, Istanbul was famous for its grand bazaars and trade in silk, spices, fur and jewels. Today, Istanbul remains a shopping paradise, with modern shopping malls and designer boutiques that rub shoulders with their historical counterparts. When visiting Istanbul and looking for shopping opportunities you will be pleasantly surprised at the wonderful combination of ancient buildings and unique architecture which house modern shopping facilities. You can also wander the main shopping streets of Nisantasi Abdi Ipekci Caddesi or the Bagdat Caddesi to find new additions to your wardrobe.
Bountiful bazaarsFor a traditional Turkish experience a visit to the many bazaars is a must do while in Istanbul. Most famous of them all is the Grand Bazaar, located in the Old Town. Consisting of over 61 streets with more than 3,000 shops it stands as one of the largest and oldest markets in the world, drawing up to 400,000 visitors a year. Here you can find both a wide range of shops selling whatever your heart desires and a variety of restaurants and cafés serving delicious Turkish tastes. You can also stop by the Egyptian Spice Bazaar in the Eminonu Quarter to buy fresh fruits, spices, potions and much more.
A modern shopping experienceIf you are interested in an indoors shopping extravaganza you can make your way to the many shopping malls found throughout the city. Stop by Istinye Park where you can find 291 stores spread across a massive shopping complex. Here you can find everything you are looking for and more under one big glass roof, including a fashion district, side street shopping and a green central park. Demirören Shopping Mall is another location where you can find a selection of European and American prestige brands together with local Turkish brands.
From stylish fashion, to stylish hotel rooms designed by Sinan Kafadar of the Metex Design Group, the Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul is your perfect base for shopping adventures in the city. Our hotel is located only a short drive away from both the main shopping streets and malls as well as the Grand Bazaar. Relax after a day of treasure hunting with an extraordinary view of the Bosphorus from one of our comfortable rooms in the exciting city.