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Turkey Visit the Dolmabahçe and the Grand Baazar

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On the third day in Istanbul we headed to the Dolmabahçe palace. It is located in the European area of ​​the city in front of the Bosphorus. His opulence demonstrates the power the sultan had in the mid-nineteenth century. The entrance is 10 euros but it is worth the visit. You will not be as many hours around as in Topkapi Palace.

As advice, tell you that it is not wrong to go something studied and read some little thing about the guide before arriving. Thus one goes more to his own air and can circulate through the rooms without having to be aware of the guide -of others in English and without paying- or the map of the place. It has a harem inside that offers a fun view of the place and the gardens, which overlook the sea, also offer a pleasant walk after the visit.

After visiting the Dolmabahçe Palace we headed to the Suleiman El Magnifica Mosque. It is the largest mosque in Istanbul, perhaps it is not as beautiful in finishes as the Blue Mosque or is brimming with less history of course than Santa Sofia, but it is certainly one of the must-see in Istanbul.

In addition, nearby is the Grand Baazar and towards it we go later. If you go shopping I recommend you do it at the end of your trip when your bargaining skills are better than at the time of arrival. If you have just landed and get into the great bazaar, they will discover your lamb skin and go for you mercilessly. The Egyptian bazaar is a visual and olfactory wonder with a multitude of species that will overflow your colors with colors and aromas your noses.

In the Grand Bazaar you are going to get lost. And not only once but a few. It is convenient to go without fixed goals and get carried away by instinct. Check the wallets and bags. There are hundreds of stalls and alleys inside where you can have tea and rest your legs. To go deeper into this place do not miss David's article telling his experience with bargaining at the Grand Baazar.

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