Morning. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace , a stunning 19th-century palace that served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire, to see its beautiful architecture and design. Afterward, head to the Grand Bazaar , one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, to shop for traditional Turkish goods and souvenirs.
Afternoon. Take a stroll through Galata , a historic neighborhood known for its narrow streets, art galleries, and cafes. Visit the Galata Tower for panoramic views of the city and the Bosphorus. Afterward, explore the Basilica Cistern , an underground water reservoir that was built in the 6th century.
Evening. Spend the evening at the Spice Bazaar , a colorful market that offers a variety of spices, teas, and Turkish sweets.
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