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Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Eminounu | Eminounu, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HH2801
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank valerie34578
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see if you are in Istanbul; colorful, lots of local products can be bought here (food, lamps, carpets,...). It is very nice to get lost in these streets and discover the local way of livings

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kalmec
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fabien F
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank swdajani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ebrahimyousefi
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beautyintheworld777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overcrowded!!! 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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ino K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Grand Bazaar
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
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Response from CarlaColumna123 | Reviewed this property |
The best place with the well-known shops is in Nisantasi.
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29 October 2018|
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Response from christosk1973 | Reviewed this property |
I think so
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Response from Sanjeev G | Reviewed this property |
Grand Bazaar open today for republic day