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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

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Neighbourhood: Beyazıt
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 21 other guides
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Address: Beyazit Gate, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in...

Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.

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Great for leather goods

If you want to buy leather goods...handbags, coats, belts, etc, there are many. Also great for gold jewellery and watches. But haggling needed.

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Hilary G
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to buy leather goods...handbags, coats, belts, etc, there are many. Also great for gold jewellery and watches. But haggling needed.

Thank Hilary G
Miami, Florida
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This place is so big. The center corridor has jewelry's; in Which you can fine real pieces of art. They have gold from 14 to 22 karat. Some of the business allow you to pay in euros or dollars, but not all of them. Regarding the price is always negotiable; as soon as they see that you have really intentions... More 

Thank Ellie2501
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Really enjoyed Grand Bazaar. They have everything from lighting to scarves to clothes to table cloths. All really lovely things you can find only in istanbul. They have a tea place inside which was so great to take a break and relax after all the walking and shopping.

Thank Fawzia L
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a grand place. Massive and historic but the people there have dollar signs in their eyes when they see a tourist. Keep in mind that there are tons of places to shop in istanbul. Close on Sunday.

Thank Muhammad H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul Turkey is one of the oldest and largest Market in the world. Grand Bazaar has four main gates situated at the ends of its two major streets.You can find more than 5000 shops inside the bazaar, Turkish Hand Made things and other things you can find also.like designing lamps/House decorate things/Hand loom etc. you find... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You really need time to enjoy this typical jewel, is an incredible & fascinating world of attractive stores that offer you anything that you can imagen. An innumerable number of stores that sell a really huge variety of gold and stones, very peculiar ambience and a really desire to take everything to home. Since leather till unique jewels you will... More 

Thank Piwivan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops! The colourful and chaotic grand bazaar is the heart of istanbul's old city and has been so for centuries.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Grand Bazaar is just grand! Although tour guides recommended not to buy much there because prices are too high in comparison with stores nearby, I found that the best turkish delight I was able to find it here. Prices are high, but you can't beat the quality. Everything else, just buy outside the bazaar. Take pictures, shop around that... More 

Thank anaurena16
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This is supposed to be the world's largest market, what struck me is how ancient this market is, several hundred years old.

Thank shazed m
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Totally amazing place Getting there is tricky , you can use a taxi or tram or hired car Be careful of taxi driver the biggest crooks in turkey.I had a really bad experience with them they manipulate the meter and when u pay them they drop the money that you give them and then say it is not the right... More 

Thank Shehnila K

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