Grand Bazaar - Shopping in Istanbul - LikeALocal Guide

World’s oldest &
biggest covered market

Grand Bazaar

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Why locals love it

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar is a great place to shop for gold, silver and souvenirs. If you’re good at bargaining, you can get authentic leather items, carpets, jewellery, scarves and souvenirs at very reasonable prices.

Why you should visit it

Although the Grand Bazaar is notorious for its persistent shopkeepers, it’s still an enjoyable place to explore for its unique atmosphere. Built in the 15th century, the building spans almost 55,000 square metres and houses over 3000 shops and stalls.

Special tip

Beware of pickpockets and bag slashers in the crowds.

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The biggest mall
July 8, 2021
a must-visit landmark where the Ottoman culture is fully visiblle
Yourist | Travel Istanbul
October 7, 2020
I have been to Istanbul so many times and like to explore new things there. But the Grand Bazaar is the one place that I always go back to, no many times I have been. It can be overwhelming at first, but just go with the flow and definitely also explore the small streets that lead into "han" courtyards.
August 21, 2019
Worth to see
October 5, 2018
July 1, 2018

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