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Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 519 12 48
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting place with large assortment of Turkish souvenirs. Too bad it was a rainy day so we couldn’t stay longer and explore

Thank saravasiliev
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best place to enjoy of shopping and spend all the day but you most have strong leg for walking and good shoulder because is busy and you get knocked every time when passing people

Thank 135vasilp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. Istanbul grew wealthy on trade and this is a taste of the lifeblood of the city. It is loud and bright and busy. If it’s a bit overwhelming - pull over and have a coffee and watch it all...More

Thank CG101010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walk between the sophia and blue mosque to the main road with the trams, turn left and after approximately 200 yards on the right, you'll find the Grand Bazaar. There's security scanners as you enter, which is understandable in today's day and age. Take your...More

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Grand Bazaar is enormous & bustling with people. You can find everything from key chain souvenirs to authentic Turkish carpets, porcelain, silks, cashmere, and lamps, as well as handbags, jewelry & antiques. There are restaurants & coffee shops dotted throughout the market, and restroom...More

Thank 536rhondam
Reviewed 6 days ago

So much color, so many vendors. You can buy almost anything there. Full of vibrancy and characters. Energy abounds,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bubbles with huge energy. Love the jewelry that glistened all around me. I got some fine pieces for a nice price Will be back again

Thank nora1223
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very big, traditional market. It's a must visit place. You can buy in bargain prices from leather goods to jewellery... Many small restaurants nearby that must visit like Bahar restaurant.

Thank zeisandreas
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Istanbul, you have to visit Grand Bazaar "Kapalı Çarşı". You will enjoy your time as you walk through narrow streets of Ottoman style building looking hundreds of different goods to buy.

Thank Gokhan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kapali Carsi is a must place to visit when in Istanbul I go every time I am in Istanbul but be warned it is expensive . But a trip to Istanbul would not be complete without going and being ripped off !!! The sights smells...More

Thank Tina K
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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Response from Colesterol | Reviewed this property |
Oh yeah! Bargaining is part of the entertainment of shopping at this bazaar. Mind you, you are dealing with merchants that have 5000 years of collective training in bargaining. There are books written about this, but in a... More