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Suggest that you go here at the end of the day when it is not so busy anymore. For us shopping for clothes was disappointing. The Turkish sizes are not like the larger european ones. So didn't find anything that would fit. But still nice...More
The Spice Market certainly lives up to its name, spices, teas and herbs line the fronts of most of the shops providing a wonderful vista. It is clean and a pleasant place to spend time. Outside the market continues in a different form, more targeted...More
It is one of the most unique places I have ever seen on the planet. Very colorful lights, old architecture, thousands of shops with very cool handmade plates, very nice soaps. We bought a carpet from Recep Karaduman and we bought soaps from Lonca Store.
Plan a minimum of one hour to soak up on the atmosphere and colours and more if you plan to do some shopping and haggling. The bazar/souk is vast. Note that this Grand Bazar is closed on Sundays but the nearby Spice Bazar is open...More
The grand bazar is one of the must visit attractions, it does have many shops with different merchandise. There is a tram stop in front of it so going there is easy. Tip: you need to bargain the prices.
At the first sight I recognized a clear and nice form of arcs with a great balanced combination of Roman and Middle Eastern architecture.
The atmosphere is full of colors smells and discoveries that can easily impress everyone.
I really loved nuts dried fruits and...More
The grand bazaar is quite the experience. A maze of mystical wonder from jewels to perfumes to spices. Even if you don't want to buy anything, its a must see experience. Be careful and make sure to haggle.
Plenty shops with spices and sweets but be careful.
They are giving you sweets to try and then force you to buy boxes of sweet which are very expensive.
For 500gr of sweets we pay ~25€
If you want to buy it better visit...More
Visited this location to shop for souvenirs. It was a shopping adventure! Many interesting shops, nice items and amazing variety. Plenty of coffee shops to sit down amd rest. Felt very safe and most sellers I dealt with were very pleasant. Negotiating a fair price...More
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.