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“Worth the visit”
Review of Kapali Carsi

Kapali Carsi
Ranked #24 of 537 Shopping in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

it is A must see place!Building is so old authentic.But prices were so high!We saw same things out of Kapalicarsi for half the prices!And this place is so crowded.i can recommend Spice market.There we saw much more Turkish people buying spices and other things
Basicly it is a place to visit.But it was not place for shopping for us!

Visited April 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Anyone visiting Istanbul should see covered bazaar. It is better not to shop more, because it possible to find cheaper gifts outside the bazaar. It's construction started at 1461. The Bazaar is like a small city...

Visited February 2013
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Interesting to see but not recommendable for shopping”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

It is beautiful and worth seeing. However, the prices are too high. You can buy the same things at a much lower price elsewhere in Istanbul. We took a tram up there and used the opportunity to visit Suleymaniye Mosque as well.

Visited January 2013
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Greece
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Too touristy and full of crowds”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A must-see according to all travel guides and everyone who has visited Istanbul. We found the place to be too touristy and crowded. If you want to buy anything, be sure to negotiate the price. Otherwise, there are many less expensive shops outside the bazaar where you can buy anything you like.

Visited May 2013
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Uppsala, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Worth the atmosphere”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Visiting the grand bazaar is an experience, but it is probably best to buy things in other places. Still it is huge and impressive with beautiful roofs.

Visited April 2013
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