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Kapali Carsi

Beyazit Mh. | Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
+90 212 519 12 48
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Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“grand bazaar” (1,606 reviews)
“knock offs” (53 reviews)
“asking price” (82 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beyazit Mh. | Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 519 12 48
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grabd bzar is an old coverd market whare you can find all your needs of Turkish goods and sevoiner but i think the price is not soo cheep..you should take care its alot of shops and like a maze.

Thank ayedq8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Also called Grand Bazar this is one of the biggest bazaars in the world. Dated back to 1455 this is still a very busy place and a very good place to shop basically anything. With over 4000 shops it will take a while to go...More

2  Thank Jan_Bjerre_Aagesen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kapali Carsi is also known as the Grand Bazaar or Covered Bazaar. It is located in the very central part (Fateh district) of the city of Istanbul. The Bazaar was founded in 1455, shortly after the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottomans. The Bazaar...More

Thank Muneeb A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonderful, clean market. Closed part is very pretty, with arcs and everything. You must negotiate prices, but most of the sellers are very nice (others not so much, but it's like that everywhere).

Thank Katrina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i dont recommend this place. Unless u just stuck in Istanbul, then u have no choice but to visit this bazaar. If u are travelling to some places other than Istanbul, better get your souvenirs in those places which are way cheaper. Sellers tried to...More

Thank HardcoreTraveller50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The market is extensive and integrate. Several shops for jewellery, clothes and various Turkish souvenirs. Try all the alleys because you never know what you will find. Careful though, you can get lost.

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over 4000 shops located in one area. We found that some products could be purchased a lot cheaper in other parts of Istanbul. You have to barter and they normally accept a third of the price. Cafes inside are decent priced.

Thank Ahmedz123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very historical, shopping abound, stop for apple tea, great baklava and wear comfy shoes for walking a lot!

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really a good experience where colors, scents, spices and various shops may take you away to the real Turkey ... Merchants are friendly and take time to explain everything u need to buy ... bought some good Turkish Delights, loads of Tea and some...More

1  Thank AsmaaJoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As ancient times you can find almost everything. But don't be fooled the freshness is not there and almost everything is fake. We bought art that was fake, it was a printed photo that was extremely expensive. The spices are stale wee also found mild...More

Thank Aura L
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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18 August 2017|
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Response from Arita M | Reviewed this property |
Depend on what you looking for. Bargain down the price. No restaurants but little cafes you can grab a swarma (sandwich) inexpensive. Well worth the experience.
Wafa I
2 August 2017|
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Response from hsmhsm555 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say about 3/400 TLR (liras)..but make sure you haggle and bargain. Most of them will give you a really high price for things but will go a lot lower if you haggle. Hope that helped answer your question, if there's... More
27 April 2017|
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Response from guntermichelle |
Thanks Shehnila!