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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
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Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 519 12 48
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Reviewed yesterday

Magnificent place: you may find history, shops, gold, leather, traditions, modern everything gathered under one roof: KapaliCarsi Bazar. The gold street is amazings, walls (windows) full of gold, shinny stones, jade, silver. Together with Spicy Bazar. Visiting these two, you may feel, see and smell...More

Thank Ana T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here you can find lots of colorful shops. You can find lots of Turkish handicrafts. If you wanna buy some gifts you can find them here easily. But some of the sellers are cheater! And it's too bad.

Thank Mostafa G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was lost ..It's too big and so many things to buy to gifts or even for myself ..I just love the colour of the overall market shops .. Prices ar different from shop to shop ...some of them are really good ...

Thank Rajib A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

very bad plaze they pust you so much to buy something and they are not made in Turkey oll maden in chine i dont spent time there

Thank Omer O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you walk into the bazaar for the first time, even as an adult, I was totally overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells of the bazaar! It is such a unique shopping experience! Well worth the visit!!!

Thank TheNagle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any visit to Istanbul without going to to this historical place is not counted as a visit. The place really is splendid and despite us going without the intention of buying anything you certainly get caught up. (at least my better half does)

Thank DanOfArabia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could wander for hours and still not cover even half of this magnificent place! No admission fee. We were told to take a tram to get there which stops right outside. Must barter with the sellers. You can pick up some real bargains here....More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place. I was here million times and everytime when I go Istanbul, I visit this magnificent place. Historical and very beautiful place.

Thank shashanazavr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Grand Bazaar with my daughter, on a recent trip to Istanbul. The building is interesting, from a historical perspective. But that is all. There is plenty of tourist souvenirs, at greatly inflated prices. Don’t try to negotiate, the merchants are better at it...More

Thank Mariojet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place where you can see how history keeps the good things. Interesting mixture of markets, coffee bars and restourants in the heart of old town. Nice place to bye some souveniers for home:)

Thank Igor V
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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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Thong C
July 28, 2018|
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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
ahmed m
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Saide K | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! Even major local clothing brands and global ones do carry on with sales.... currently I see several ‘up to ‘70% ‘ sales on the high street which will spill into the next month. Enjoy 😊
Emin H
February 17, 2018|
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Response from AyseOzdemir | Reviewed this property |
You can find some things, but if u exit the bazaar through the Mahmut Bey exit you will find all the stores that go all the way down to Eminonu which cater for weddings