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If you have time for just one shopping stop, this should be it. Dating back to the 14th century, this is one of the world's largest and oldest markets, spread over 60 streets with 4,000 vendors.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Eminounu | Eminounu, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
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It must be one of the largest covered markets in the world. Very easy to find the way and not get lost a danger existing in other Bazaars in other places. You can buy anything. Particular large part dedicated to jewelry of all kind, e.g...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lotharjuern
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

İf you come to İstanbul for a short time, the Grand Bazaar is a place where you should see. Streets, shops are very impressing. Just take photos and buy gifts to your friends.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Burçin Ö
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our second day we decied to make shoping and we cama to grandpazar it is very big bazar and to many gift But it is expensive

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank drah_468
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I beautiful and ancient place to shop. One can buy turkish lamps and stoles at reasonable price. Variety of delicious sweets and dry fruits is there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dinar012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This site constitutes the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. It's highly impressive because of its covered streets filled with small shops. At some point, things are repeated and shops buy same articles, but the architecture and the traces of sn old story behind this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Samer A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This a massive enclosed set of streets and alleys filled with vendors selling all types of items. It is interesting to see the variety of items for sale, but some of the shopkeepers are very persistent about getting you into their store and keeping you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ksufan88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love bazaars. You can find everything there from coffee shops to jewelry shops to sweets and souvenirs. The corridors and alleyways are endless. You can get stuffed lukums from there. A must visit. We went for a few hours and was not enough!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mahamouteirek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many friends and relatives have told me about this market. Today I managed to visit him for the first time and I was disappointed. I was expecting an orderly, clean and traditional Turkish bazaar. The market had lost its authenticity. They were selling replicas of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AntonyPress
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for experience the place not shop because it is expensive for middle budgeded visitors... But the quality is good ...

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank bayram87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Filled with different spices, jewelry and souvenirs. Some things may be a bit pricy but overall around the same price. The grand bazaar has a beautiful turkish atmosphere!

Date of experience: July 2019
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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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July 4, 2019|
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Response from paullav | Reviewed this property |
7 am until 7 pm
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June 6, 2019|
Response from ESMAIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
It is open on 7th.
June 6, 2019|
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Response from Erhan14 | Reviewed this property |
Yes kapali carsi will be open EID finished yesterday 6th June so everything will be back to normal now