Not only for tourists…
Chances are that you’ve found the Grand Bazaar a little hectic and the bargaining experience a little tough. Join the crowd. So why don’t you give Avrupa Pasajı a try? Most of the artifacts and gift items that you thought are only sold at the bazaar can be found here at more reasonable prices and without the hassle. If you’re looking for antiques, you’ll find valuable pieces here as well.
In addition, this wonderfully ornate arcade also appeals to anyone who is looking for the European influence on architecture in Istanbul. The arcade was first built to be a theater, which later burned down and so the arcade got converted to a mall. We especially like the beautiful sculptures of females representing various professions on the second floor of this arcade.
We like: The sculptures.