Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Pay attention to your watches !
  2. 2 Ok then, what trip was difficult to organize?
  3. 3 Zurich to Milan trip
  4. 4 Area in Madrid we might be staying
  5. 5 Base recommendation for Mosel and Rhine
  6. 6 Finalized my Summer 2018 Italy Honeymoon Itinerary!
  7. 7 Venice/Mestre
  8. 8 No Trains in January Paris to Venice?
  9. 9 Which car rental company to use in Croatia?
  10. 10 Italy Car Scam
  11. 11 a group of old friends traveling to croatia
  12. 12 Barcelona to Grindenwald area
  13. 13 Spanish Medical Providers
  14. 14 Basing on the Akrotiri Penisula in Crete?
  15. 15 Ireland - 1 Week Options
  16. 16 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  17. 17 9-10 days beginning with Barcelona Marathon - what to do after?
  18. 18 Restaurants Barcelona , Seville and Granada
  19. 19 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  20. 20 Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary—London, Cornwall, and Wales, June 2018
  21. 21 Greece - when is the best time to go for warm but not too crowded?
  22. 22 Quizz !
  23. 23 Trip Report Iceland
  24. 24 Our future trip to Greece
  25. 25 Russia in two weeks in December
View next 25 » Back to the top

A Sunday in Istanbul-things open or closed?

Jump to last reply

Will be in Istanbul on a Sunday. Will shops, restaurants etc. be open? What day of the week is the worst day to be in Istanbul (perhaps we can jiggle some dates)if there is a day of the week where most things are closed?? Thank You.

  • Report Abuse

    Regarding dining out, Patsy, there shouldn't be problems any day of the week. Quite a few restaurants will be closed either on Sunday or Monday, but there'll be plenty of them open. If you're spending only one evening/night in Istanbul, I recommend you to dine in Kumpkapi (unless you hate seafood); it's very lively, one has lots' of fun, dozens of restaurants one on top of each other to choose from ...

    The Grand Bazar and the Egiptian (spice) Bazar are closed on Sunday and so are most of the shops in town. Here and there one may find one that is open.

    Hard to tell what the worst day of week is ... if you can't do without going to the Grand Bazar it would be Sunday. If you consider visiting Haghia Sophia a must, then Monday would be a no no. Topkapi Palace and Kariye Cami are closed Tuesdays. The türbes at the Suleymaniye mosque are closed Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Dolmabahçe palace is closed Mondays and Thursdays. Mosques are open daily but prayer times are extended on Fridays (one shouldn't visit during prayer).

    If you don't know what you'll be wanting to do in Istanbul (it's hard to decide if one has only one day) try to be here on a Wednesday or Saturday (or even Friday if yo don't intend visiting all mosques in town).

    Paulo

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement