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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8 Comments

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.
Meissoun
Traveller
August 21, 2019
Worth to see
deniz
Local
October 5, 2018
Breathtaking
Özlem
Local
July 1, 2018
cool place
Mehrad
Local
June 24, 2018
This place is great to check out... but have you seen the Spice bazaar?
Cris
Local
June 18, 2018

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