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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
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
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Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed today via mobile

The biggest bazaar of the world I guess. Great place for shopping and near by there are many nice place to eat. It’s not far from sultanahmet

Thank Habbo J
Reviewed today via mobile

This is known an Grand Bazaar and it's very popular among all the tourists to do shopping in one stop. They do have so many shops located selling varieties of goods including spices, fashion, household items, antiques and sweets. Place is very clean and lot...More

Thank Dayakanth
Reviewed yesterday

Did our walk in less than a hour. Things are all super over price and be sure to bargain yourselves if you want to consider buying anything. Fake goods are all over the market. Lucky enough, we did buy most of our souvenir during our...More

Thank Yat-Keong W
Reviewed yesterday

a bit overwhelming because there are sooooo many shops here. if you wat to buy whatever you`ll find it, be sure to bargain hard.

Thank marikasalomons
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Glorious ceiling, amazing squized little shops with fake Gucci, jewelry and local spices. Worth a visit but with those prices - buying not recommended. I had a feeling that is now just a tourists attraction not a market any longer.

Thank Mateusz K
Reviewed yesterday

A large bazaar comprising of thousands of shops selling more or less the same items and teeming with tons of fake branded designer products. I guess that one has to pay the Grand Bazaar a visit while in Istanbul but i was not really impressed...More

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of gold, jewelry, spices, Turkish delight and sweet meats and A LOT of fake good quality goods (handbags, shoes, clothing, belts, etc.). Bargain, bargain, bargain! We found it cheaper than most bazaars. Also visit the Mehmood Pasha Bazaar outside of the Grand Bazaar. Much...More

Thank Nabeela_Saber
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the oldest-covered markets in the world, with passages and all sort of things on sale. Go in and greet the vendors trying to give you a ' great deal' - and be prepare to bargain. Stop by the period photo stand and take...More

Thank Alexander O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place! My fourth visit to Istanbul and each visit would be incomplete without visiting the Grand Bazaar! Do stop and read all the information about the bazaar on the signs dotted around! It gives you so much information!

Thank Saima A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must visit Lots of goods Gold shops ,souvenirs, cheap cloths and top of that different kinds of sweets till you reach misr carsi and have lunch near the bosfore

Thank failakawi
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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
...More
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Thong C
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Colesterol | Reviewed this property |
Oh yeah! Bargaining is part of the entertainment of shopping at this bazaar. Mind you, you are dealing with merchants that have 5000 years of collective training in bargaining. There are books written about this, but in a... More
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ahmed m
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Saide K | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! Even major local clothing brands and global ones do carry on with sales.... currently I see several ‘up to ‘70% ‘ sales on the high street which will spill into the next month. Enjoy 😊
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Emin H
February 17, 2018|
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Response from AyseOzdemir | Reviewed this property |
You can find some things, but if u exit the bazaar through the Mahmut Bey exit you will find all the stores that go all the way down to Eminonu which cater for weddings
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