Money Changers at Laleli

Istanbul Travel Guides / October 19, 2016
Money Changers at Laleli Image credit: Martur Doviz

Laleli is loosely referred to as the Russia Town of Istanbul. The most famous landmark in the area is Laleli Mosque.

Laleli is mainly a shopping district where you can buy cheap clothes, shoes, and accessories in bulk. Its main road, Ordu Cadessi, is lined with hotels, shopping centers, and small retail stores.

So, if you want to get a taste of Russia in Istanbul or shop for cheap clothes, visit Laleli and find time to exchange your money at any of the currency changers in the area. They can be found along Ordu Cadessi road near Laleli Mosque.

Among the change offices on this street, Temiz Doviz and Atasal Döviz are open until 21:00 and 22:00 respectively. Head toward them if you find yourself in need for some local currency at that time – the time when most of the money changers on Ordu Cadessi road and in town have closed their doors.

Best rates for
– RUB
– EUR
– USD
– GBP
– CHF
– INR
– NZD

Recommended money changers
1. Aklar Doviz
– Providing currency and gold exchange services for more than 24 years
– Address: Beyazıt Mh., Ordu Cad. Kalaycı Şevki Sok. No:20, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
– Phone: +90 212 518 3689
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 06:30 – 19:30

2. Martur Doviz
– Currency exchange service since 1993
– Address: Ordu Caddesi, Çara Plaza D:207, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
– Phone: +90 212 516 2656
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 20:00; Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

3. Elmacıoğlu Döviz
– Providing currency and gold exchange services since 1993
– Address: Ordu Caddesi, No. 60/B Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
– Phone: +90 212 522 0151
– Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00

4. Temiz Doviz
– Registered currency and gold exchange company since January 1998
– Address: Mesih Paşa, Ordu Cadessi No:271, 34130 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
– Phone: +90 212 513 6100
– Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 21:00

5. Atasal Döviz
– Services: Currency exchange
– Address: Ordu Caddesi, No:263, Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
– Phone: +90 212 518 5050
– Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 22:00

How to get there
– By tram: The nearest tram stops are Laleli and Aksaray.
– By metro: The nearest metro station is Vezneciler Station.

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