Shopping for Antiques in Turkey

Antiques and old stuff are found all over Turkey—this is a very old country, after all—but the best antique shops are undoubtedly in Istanbul.

Perhaps because they were the first, or perhaps because Istanbul has a larger number of people who appreciate antiques, this city is the center of the trade.

For help in finding exactly what you’re looking for, call on Marilyn Hill-Henderson.

Check out the Grand Bazaar‘s central Old Bazaarsection, which has been the place to find odd and curious treasures for about a thousand years.

Also stroll Beyoğlu‘s Çukurcuma neighborhood, especially Faik Paşa Caddesi and Çukurcuma Caddesi, not far from Galatasaray SquareMore…

The shops here specialize in old prints, paintings, maps, home decorations, furniture, glassware, old weapons, etc.

Before you buy anything made before 1900, please read my antiquities warning! It’s extremely important! More…


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