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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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Eminounu | Eminounu, Istanbul, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
+90 212 519 12 48
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited early in the morning and the place was very vibrant already. Even though lots of shops are similar it doesn't get boring. However, it is easy to get lost along the different streets with hundreds of shops. Not opened on Sunday!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iloves1nglemalt
Reviewed 3 days ago

The maze of streets and shops which constitute Kapali Carsi (Grand Bazaar) are well worth a visit, even if, like me, you are not intending buying anything. You WILL get lost and lose all sense of direction, but that is part of the magic. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really was very excited to see the grand bazar, I did and it is really so big, crowded and old place. Love there

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kazzimli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s so easy to get lost in this magical maze. Everything you could imagine needing or wanting is here. From replica designers to leather and fur to carpets and jewellery and even restaurants. It’s easy to get lost or go round in circles and there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sunnkaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place, a lot of beautiful but useless stuff :-) just go watch that place but dont buy anything, its too expensive tho

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank stellamil123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An ancient market place to visit for everyone but only good for window shopping wouldn't recommend to buy any thing as almost all the items are over priced in this market. Make sure if you want to get gifts, tryna find actual local shops around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jojo1214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so excited to see this place which smells history at the all corners. Shops were wonderful and it is not about shopping also sightseeing tour from the past ;)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank XLhotelier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a tourist place. There are plenty of gift items you can purchase, but it may not be for those who don't know how to negotiate the price down. Do not count on getting good quality items. It is a good place to exchange...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Calpal66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bazaar is huge and has most things you could want as a tourist. Interesting history too. The Turkish delight is pricey but amazing. The carpets are machine made and not recommended by our guide who took us to a hand-weaving carpet place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank markelshout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought some baghlava (a type of sweet) It wasn’t fresh and the things was very expensive and low quality.

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from 267danis | Reviewed this property |
Lots of the winding streets off the Grand Bazaar offer better deals for tourists, but the atomesphere in there is great. In the "new town" area, such as Istikal Street, you'll find lots of high street shops, but also some... More
October 29, 2018|
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Response from Sanjeev G | Reviewed this property |
Grand Bazaar open today for republic day