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“Does what it says no the tin”

Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)
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$140.00*
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Jewelry Workshop at the Grand Bazaar
Ranked #32 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Does what it says no the tin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

It is grand and it is a bazaar. It is great spectacle and for a walk about but be aware that it is more like a shopping center as there is not as much room to haggle. The stallholders are shopkeepers and the price is the price(unless you are buying in bulk) as they have learned that westerners are prepared to pay face value.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Must visited Bazaar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

This Bazaar is a historical building with a very nice decorations. I can't count what goods you can find in this Bazaar, simply you will find everything starting from food, Turkish delights, textile, clothes, and many more. Outside the bazaar in all directions many restaurants serving Turkish food.

Visited May 2013
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Cove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Shop til' you drop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

An unusual shopping experience for me, I enjoyed it! We had a fantastic weekend in this truly memorable City topped off with a morning shopping in the Grand Bazaar. Adjoining the equally fantastic spice market; the Bazaar is the most eclectic shopping area I have ever seen. Want a piece of Pottery, obviously a carpet, Art of all descriptions all at really competitive prices, the people in the Bazaar are obviously keen to sell to you but are most polite and not too pushy. We bought from several dealers and they are more than willing to haggle on prices and My wife is never happier than when grown men weep as she drives the hardest of bargains. All in all a highly recommended experience

Visited July 2013
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Perth
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“Oh my gosh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Don't expect a great bargain, in my view. Expect an assault on your senses and what you expect from being in a bazaar. I don't believe the locals shop here, it is really set up for the tourists, but an experience not to miss.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“There are toilets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

A previous reviewer wrote that there aren't toilets but there are - they cost one lire to enter and the signs are blue and orange. Apart from that I found the stallholders nowhere near as pushy as Africa or Asia. We went on a Monday - go in the morning, much quieter!

Visited August 2013
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