The Grand Bazaar of Edirne
The Grand Bazaar of Edirne
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aguvenis
Istanbul, Türkiye234 contributions
May 2011
The Grand Bazaar of Edirne , Ali Paşa carsisi, as known by locals has been serving as a major shopping mall since 1569 .

The work of famous architect Mimar Sinan, also built Selimiye Mosque, is in the old city and has gone under major renovation following a fire in 1992. The ownership of the shops do not change and stay in the family thus, said to be passed over from one generation to the next. The original intention to built this complex is to gather all shops that were selling especially precious metals , jewelery ( one or two left), textile under one roof so it can be protected properly and to generate income for a mosque and its complex in another town.

The big complex has 6 doors on different sides. The corridors are receiving lite from windows on one side of the arched celing , we were told that about 130 stores are operating in the complex.

Do not expect much authentic shops, yet the complex is important to witness the lively shopping scene of Edirne with intresting shops here and there . At the main entrance a 100 year old almond marzipan shop, Ezmecioglu , a trademark for Edirne has the original shop where you can buy marzipan, almond butter cookies,etc..

The white and red brick covered bazaar is a must stop for Edirne to understand the importance of trade in once capital of Ottoman Empire.
Written April 4, 2012
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michirec
Bucharest, Romania19 contributions
Apr 2019

A market with everything, good prices for sweets and leather goods; was the first contact with real Turkey and I was impressed.
Written October 9, 2019
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f0ziaf
Birmingham, UK248 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Found some great bargains, however it did require a lot of haggling. Go to a few shops and get an idea of prices for items then haggle. It's easy to get lost as the alleys all look the same. Toilets are by the entrance and will require 1 lira to get in (reminds me of blackpool). Some.Shop keepers are rude and lack customer service they just want your money esp if your a tourist, don't be pressured to buying walk off!
Written April 22, 2019
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VasiliPan
San Francisco, California208 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Having visited other bazaars such as the Kapali Carsi in Istanbul, this was a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong, the covered market from an architectural standpoint was beautiful, but it lacked any cultural flavor. The majority of vendors sell cheap clothing and shoes and very little local arts and crafts. Not to say that the Kapali Carsi doesn't have its fair share of cheap crap, but there are some nuggets to be found. You can pretty much walk through this bazaar in less than 15 minutes.
Written January 9, 2015
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Passport_Stamps
South Africa397 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
My experience and opinion of the Grand Bazaar is that it is overrated, over priced, repetitive goods, and a rip-off for tourist.
I found the side streets around the Grand Bazaar a lot more interesting and better for shopping.
For first time visitors, it is a must see, but don't waste too much of your time here.
Written September 15, 2015
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Doxakis
Pallini, Greece239 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Beautiful old place. There are a few good shops but most of them sell cheap iteams of bad quality.
But you can find real lether and original handmade turkish music instuments among the rubbish.
Written August 26, 2014
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Gary A
London32 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
It is huge, but what is the point if all shops looked the same and sold the same? Not really my cup of tea; did not feel safe to buy anything as shopkeepers bother you so much even walking along the passage. It is perfectly fine to visit, but shopping there is debatable!
Written December 17, 2012
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desimgmG
Sofia, Bulgaria3,690 contributions
Jun 2020
The Grand Bazaar of Edirne is a really good shopping place for sweet things. Go and see, buy and it's cheap. My pics are from 28th of June 2014.
Written February 27, 2021
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Vedat B
Inegol, Türkiye8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I can get old scents here. It is very cheap for shopping. Almost all of its customers are tourists. I would definitely recommend
Written February 24, 2020
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Nh7
Sofia, Bulgaria6 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Well , in that grand baazar you can find whatever you are looking for. Was looking for nargile and darbuka and got them for normal prices even with low discount 😂😂😂
Darbuka man was really good with us 👋🏻
Written September 15, 2019
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