Visitors should dress and behave respectfully inside mosques and avoid entering at prayer times, especially during midday prayers on Fridays.
While you’re in the area, explore the maze of shops behind the Spice Bazaar, where locals buy everything from clothes to kitchenware, then stroll past the fishermen on the Galata Bridge and stop (preferably around sunset) to watch the boats go by while drinking a cold Efes beer at one of the bar/restaurants on the lower deck.
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