Mahmutpasa bazaar consists of more than 250 shops on both sides of the sloping road known as Mahmutpasa Slope.
This place can easily be called the "most crowded bazaar of Istanbul" Mahmoud Pasha was one of the most important viziers of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet during the period of Ottoman. The presence of a bath, a hostel, and a mosque built by Mahmud Pasha throughout the area is sufficient reason for the neighborhood’s name. You can see the tomb of Mahmoud Pasha in Mahmut Pasa mosque.
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Starting from the point where the Mahmutpasa Gate of the Grand Bazaar opens, it draws a slight arc and ends by cutting Vasıf Çınar Street in Tahtakale. There are many shops lined up on both sides of the slope. The street, where shops selling veiling and baby clothing are concentrated in general, constitutes the mainline of the historical Mahmutpasa Bazaar. In the shops on the slope, besides clothing, places selling dowry, circumcision, and school supplies have an important place. It is a narrow road surrounded by shops in irregular and sometimes run-down buildings. The floor of the slope was paved in the style of cobblestone after the renovation work in the early 2000s. The street is closed to vehicle traffic during the day. It is open to vehicle traffic for the transportation of shop owners at certain times of the day. There are many historical buildings on the slope and in its vicinity. Among these, Mahmutpaşa Mosque, Mahmutpasa Bath, some historical Hans, bazaars, and masjids can be counted.
What is in Mahmut Pasha Bazaar
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Here, some good memories that started in Grand Bazaar, Mahmutpaşa, Kurkcu Han, Tahtakale, Hasırcılar Street, Spice Bazaar and finally ended at the New Mosque (Yeni Camii). When you are going to shop in Mahmutpasa, be prepared for the persistent questions of a fielder (calling people for shopping and getting a commission)
If there is a boy with you, they insist on circumcision clothing, if there is a young girl, they insist that you go to the shop they want for dowry, evening dresses, wedding dresses, or overcoat sales.
Kurkcu Han, if you are going to buy textile products for your home and prepare dowry for your daughter, Kurkcu Han is our recommendation for you. After a certain point, the Mahmutpasa slope ends, but again the dowry shops, home textile, furnishings, garments, pilgrims and umrah materials, streets, shops, hans where you can find interesting products continue until the Spice Bazaar. Mahmutpasa Bath was built between 1466-1467 as part of the Mahmutpasa complex. The building, which is one of the oldest baths in Istanbul, currently serves as a bazaar.
Hurriyet Bazaar Mahmut Pasa
Hurriyet Bazaar is a very large, several storey bazaar. There are many shops that sell dowry, towels, underwear, nightgowns, pajama sets, in many shops you can find evening dresses and evening shoes for engagement-henna-wedding.
Büyük Yeni Han (Great New Hostelry)
Buyuk Yeni Han was built in the 18th century by Sultan Mustafa Sultan III. During the period he ruled, it was built by the architect Taher Agha.
In ancient times, merchants came to the lodge with their animals and tied their camels in the courtyard. For this reason, there is also a section for the accommodation of animals in the hostelry and when the great new hostelry was built, which was used by bankers as a central base of the occupation forces during the occupation of Istanbul
How to Go Up Buyuk Valide Han?
When you climb the Cakmakcılar slope, you will see Buyuk Valide Han on your right. When you go about 20 meters from the door of the inn, you have to go up the stairs on the left. After these stairs, you will enter a long corridor inside the Inn. Proceed straight through this corridor, if the exit to the roof is not prohibited, get ready to go out and watch a wonderful view.
Great Mother (Buyuk Valide Han)
The Great Mother Hostelry was built in 1635 by Sultan Kasim. Who was the wife of Sultan Ahmed I, and the mother of Sultan Murad. She was known as one of the most powerful and richest women of the Ottoman Empire. Buyuk valide han is one of the largest hans in Istanbul with more than 200 rooms. In this hostelry, Armenians created the first Armenian printing press in the Ottoman Empire in 1567 (the first Turkish printing press was established in 1728).
A scene from the movie "Skyfall '' by Tom Hanks was performed on a motorcycle ride on the roof of Great Mother Hostelry as well as a Water diviner movie. Up the roof of Buyuk valide han, you will enjoy a great view of Istanbul.
You can also see the mosque of Nour Ottomanie (Nur osmaniye). Golden Horn, Galata tower, the Egyptian bazaar. New Mosque (Yeni Camii), beautiful Sulaymaniyah Mosque, and endless of