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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

Beyazit Gate, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beyazit Gate, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you like to buy everthing you can find Grand Bazaar. Rings, jevelery is cheaper than other location.

Thank ahmetbcc
Reviewed 1 week ago

the grand bazaar is one of the most iconic places in istanbul, it is a must visit, but avoid buying clothes, or any item that is priced above 20 USD stick to souvenirs. all items are fake branded, low quality, very touristic oriented, very expensive,...More

Thank Haytham S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's amazed how big this place is. It feeks like I couldn't find my way out and towards the end we have to use Google map to lead us out. Plenty of different varieties of shops. Just be prepared to be approached by every single...More

Thank Ainy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this bazaar a few years ago. Mostly fake gear, overpriced and the place is overhyped. Far too busy. My idea of hell. Not bad for a visit once to see what all the talk is about. Never worth a second visit for me.

Thank Maccy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The largest open air market in the world - do t go if you don't want to spend money because everybody finds at least one treasure here. It's everything you e been told, and more.

Thank mes227
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not same as 1001 nights story but still you may find some antiques there. But be careful, so many Chinese ones. Go for apple tea. Try it.

Thank Afshin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These days, a little less crowded, so much more to enjoy: sweets, spices, jewels, clothes, toys, and of course, all kind of souvenirs all in a wonderful environment. But, keep track, and don't get lost, it is huge! And if this is not enough, just...More

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, so the place itself is very beautiful. But, but... It's a nightmare for tourist. You are way too aroused it's actually uncomfortable. And if you ignore the vendors, they sort of act like idiots. You should go there, but I mean... Jump into a...More

Thank Fábio A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so grand! I mean very big ! Just be sure to know how to bargain! There is alot of shops who sell the same thing so just use your bargaining skills!

Thank edward v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the title reads- a great atmosphere to see several stalls of the same items priced differently due to quality and a great place to haggle!

Thank Naz_Reviews
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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What time does the Grand Bazaar close? Are they open on Sundays?
27 April 2017|
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Response from simgeoncel | Reviewed this property |
no, it is closed on sundays. And in weekdays i am not sure exact time (please check it) but it is closed around 16.30..so i recommend you to arrange your visit in the morning. And there is a special restaurant HAVUZLU REST... More
Khaleel S
Is there anywhere in this bazaar that sells replica watches? i.e. Rolex, Tag Heuer
10 March 2017|
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Response from Niki P | Reviewed this property |
Lots of shops sell them to fake everything you can get anywhere in turkey the prices change and so does the quality
Kat B
Is there any website where you can buy clothes here?
9 March 2017|
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Response from Rola H | Reviewed this property |
Theres no general website for it cz it has more what u can imagine nb of shops but for some shops theres specific website for then cz i got izbic things from a shop there that has their own website sorry for being late to... More