The Fatih market in the old part of Istanbul offers the oldest and also the biggest market place of the city. Locals mostly refer to it as Çarşamba Pazarı, since Çarşamba (Wednesday) is the market day.

It is open between 5am and 9pm. Around 1290 vendors, 4800 stands and about 2500 peddlers compose this market on the 7 main and 17 smaller historic streets of Fatih.

Fatih pazarı is an esteemed market, where you can find almost anything ranging from fruit, vegetables, and clothing, to all sorts of household materials.

Another bonus for tourists is that it offers a great opportunity to experience the real middle-class local life.