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Giycek Old Time Photo Studio

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Address: Serdar Ekrem Cad. Dogan Apt. No. 30/C Galata | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
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+90 212 251 8181
10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

Giycek Old Time Photo Studio is the one & only old time photo studio in...

Giycek Old Time Photo Studio is the one & only old time photo studio in Istanbul and it is based in Galata district very close to both Galata Tower and Tunel Square on Istiklal Street. Our issue is to provide fun, original, unforgettable experience and long lasting memory of Istanbul for Istanbul travellers. We have a wide range of costumes of different periods during Ottoman Era under the concepts of Dynasty, Millitary and much more.

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Very nice and original souvenir from Istanbul

I found this workshop accidentally. That was very funny, nice and unique experience. Photographer was very helpful, competent and imaginative.

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Waldemar L
Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Bydgoszcz, Poland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I found this workshop accidentally. That was very funny, nice and unique experience. Photographer was very helpful, competent and imaginative.

Thank Waldemar L
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

The place is great and the staff are really friendly and helpful. There are many costumes and accessories to choose from that it took us quite a while to decide on the final look. The pictures were very expertly taken and there were several props to use. There are several packages to choose from depending on the number of costumes,... More 

1 Thank Tamara N
Gadong, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Prior to the visit, I booked our slots (there were 7 of us) on their website. We had our session on our very last day in Istanbul, and we loved it. Nesli, the photographer and the editor herself, is super friendly and accommodated us with everything. We knew nothing about the fashion style of the old Turkish society so she... More 

3 Thank kinkins13
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

It was a lovely visit at this place. Photographic quality is marvelous and one of the best hospitality. Best part was providing us with the best service even when they were closed. 5 starts and lifetime recommendations to this place.

Thank anindam b
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

It took me a lot of efforts to put my other half onto this adventure. Posing and dressing and things like that are just not his cup of tea. On top of this, it was a horribly cold, snowy day, and we were freezing while trying to locate the studio (which is actually not difficult to find, just slide down... More 

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

i went there alone although it would best serve for couples and family. The photoshoot was fun all through. totally loved it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Couples who are on honeymoon, getting to Giycek is a must! It'll add more timeless memories to your honeymoon. Those who loves posing with the camera head down Giycek Old Time Photo!!! Even those who don't, head down to Giycek too! It's fun having to dress up as a Sultan from the Ottoman Empire. The props are taken care off.... More 

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Southwest Ranches, Florida
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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I along with my mother and father in law did this on our last Saturday night in Istanbul. It was a lot of fun. The studio was really professional and had a lot of costume choices. The lady helped us pick accessories and was very nice. Our pictures came out great and are a great souvenir from... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We had so much fun during the costume selection and photo shooting. The service is great and helpful. Don't forget to bring your make up stuff to refresh yourself before photoshooting. On top the location of the place is so nice with so many local stores and boutiques to see. Don't miss this opportunity.

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Every thing is there for a fun photoshoot. The clothes, the vails and turbans, shoes and even jewelry. You get a big print, neatly put in a special photoframe and a protetictive envelope. Photos are also send fdigitally per email. Great service and super results.

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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