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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

Beyazit Gate, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beyazit Gate, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bazaar is a must see!there are so many shops and the quality of the goods are really good however if u just exit the bazaar I found prices lower for the same type of goods. Definately worth a visit but make sure to walk...More

Thank zakiyya p
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a wonderful bazaar to walk about and to take in the history and buildings. The shops are generally overpriced and most of the items here can be found elsewhere in Istanbul much cheaper. Even the food around this area is much more expensive. In...More

Thank Lavangee123
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Grand Bazaar is an old place where you can enjoy the traditional place for shopping and find good bargains in a pleasant place covered with canopies and shelters for more than four Centuries but you need to bargain and cut down the price ....More

Thank Taha J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You will find whatever you are looking for there, from high copy brands to food. But remember, YOU HAVE TO BARGAIN. If the man says 100 you say 30 and then go up slowly. It's a must in Istanbul, even if you dont want to...More

Thank AsmaZaher
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice to stroll around looking for local stuff. It is indeed very busy and can be quite stressfull as the stall owners call out for you etc., but they are not that extreme. For only women it might be a bit difficult though. The...More

Thank Chanya J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Istanbul would not be Istanbul with out the Grand Bazar, I have visited Istanbul Four times and every time I go to the bazar it's like the first time. Maze of arches and colourful ornimamts must see. Advice to watch out of you eating there...More

Thank kabsLondon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After walking for good 20 minutes from Topkapi Palace, I was slightly disappointed. The bazaar didn't offer much, it was like any street bazaar and the sellers were aggressively trying to sell their stuff, particularly the perfume sellers.

Thank lizardqueen09
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty of shops with many things ranging from jewels, gold, pashminas, ceramics, leather, Turkish delights, etc. Sales person always willing to sell you something without being aggressive. We bought several at competitive prices with deep discounts helped by our local guide. Great help since we...More

Thank Papersen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is good to visit the market for window shopping and experience. You don't feel the authenticity of the market. It is made for tourists. Prices expensive and made to rip off tourists. The experience is very good though

1  Thank Mutty1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is huge but after a while you begin to see the same things again and again. Be prepared to bargain as you will find the same item elsewhere.

Thank ImpulsivePerth
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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27 April 2017|
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Response from Shehnila K | Reviewed this property |
They close at 7pm and are open on sundays Becareful they are not very honest
Khaleel S
10 March 2017|
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Response from Niki P | Reviewed this property |
Lots of shops sell them to fake everything you can get anywhere in turkey the prices change and so does the quality
Kat B
9 March 2017|
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Response from Rola H | Reviewed this property |
Theres no general website for it cz it has more what u can imagine nb of shops but for some shops theres specific website for then cz i got izbic things from a shop there that has their own website sorry for being late to... More