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“Quick Visit.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)
Beyazit Gate, Istanbul, Turkey (Beyazıt)
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Quick Visit.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

If you want anything.... you can find it in the grand bazaar! Get ready to bargain because their pricing could be extremely deceiving. We did not have a lot of time so only a few of our group of ten bought a few items, like leather jacket, blouse with leather trimmings and a leather vest! Again, be careful because it is very crowded and you have to know what you are buying.

Visited November 2012
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“A Must place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

It is in Sultanahmet district and the tram stops right in front of it. Its a good and must place to visit but Turkish souvenirs are expensive to buy here for obvious reasons

Visited December 2011
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“Go to the Spice Market”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

If you want to visit a 500+ year old shopping centre with over 3000 stores where you get hassled by pushy merchants at every turn, then this is the place for you. The quality of most items is highly suspect, and overall the experience is under-impressive. Go to the Spice Market!

Visited May 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Some shops are treasure in here.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Grand Bazaar is Very old and attractive place of istanbul. A lot of shops, mostly same choices.Employee and sellers are boring, ignore them. But some treatures inside. Traditional fabrics are rare and not expensive at "doctor's" and also "sivasli" mr. Necdet Danis at No:55 at " Yaglikcilar str."
And best designer's leather jackets are in the "Army of Love" shop at Tacirler str. Also
very rich Army vintage collection they selling. Very impressive.
And Old Bedesten contains very good jewelerry arts, mostly domestic silver and stone works are traditional, not imports.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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“Really Grand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I couldn't believe the size until I had to go round and round and got lost in the process.
There's so much jewelry, leather, clothes etc. Was surprised that its closed on Sundays though.
Got some perfumes-originals- after I had been offered fakes by the guys hawking them.
I insisted on going to their shop and this paid off. Got the real thing at good prices.

Visited November 2012
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