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Kapali Carsi

Beyazit Mh. | Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
+90 212 519 12 48
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Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“grand bazaar” (1,623 reviews)
“asking price” (82 reviews)
“leather goods” (120 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Beyazit Mh. | Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For us it was same as other Grand markets in the middel east cities like Tehran , Tabriz, Erbil ... but the high prices shocking us ... we usualy know such places as wholesalers and worth to buy from but here is vice verse

Thank shoanahmadi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Area is a maze, but interesting and fun. Can spend hours wandering around the area. Some sellers are pushy but easy to walk away from

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My old time favourite place.. the atmosphere is amazing.. one of the mAin sites to visit. Very historic, amazing products, gold, carpets, gifts.

Thank AyseOzdemir
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a great place to visit but you need very comfortable shoes because their is a lot of walking. Each exit takes you somewhere differently. However the real bargain and bazaar is outside of Kapali Carsi. You have to bargain for things because the same...More

Thank Kasi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A shopping mall from many centuries ago , and you get the feeling .. it is worth spend a half day there ,

1  Thank Vitali H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked through the narrow streets of this bazar for about 2 hours. It was amazing. They sell everything: carpets, scarfs, porcelains, fur, a lot of gold jewelry and so on. You should negotiate everything.For example I had negotiate a carpet from 120 TL to...More

1  Thank Albert_VDB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting several other bazaars we were unprepared for the sheer scale of the grand bazaar. If you see something you like then buy it as you will probably not find the same shop again, however be prepared to haggle. We didn't want to spend...More

Thank Dennis786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no need to say this is a very busy part of Istanbul. It is a very historical feature of the city so be sure to look at some of the details of the walls/ ceilings etc as you walk around. There are plenty...More

Thank HDsydny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although cool to visit, I would recommend just using it to get ideas on what you want to buy. Pretty much everything is available at half price or less in the streets outside.

Thank HappyGilmore1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place is a must visit in Turkey. They have many pretty souvenirs. However, I had hard time to buy some stuffs due aggressive behaviour of vendors that make me uncomfortable.

Thank niarparamita
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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Ahmad S
10 November 2017|
Response from Saide K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you mean the famous Turkish football club jerseys such as Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe or Beşiktaş - all have their official shops around the city. All European ones that are sold at the Covered Bazaar are fakes/excess... More
Ahmad S
10 November 2017|
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Response from louieowen | Reviewed this property |
If you do an excursion to the Dolmabahce Palace, Besiktas football ground is right across the road you should get one there
Noredah A
8 October 2017|
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Response from avorajee | Reviewed this property |
Hi, best place is the grand bazaar. All sorts of clothing... winter, sport, casual, smart casual... "original fakes", etc. Real bargains to be had. February is normally quite chilly in Istanbul so wrap up warm. Enjoy... More