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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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“knock offs” (53 reviews)
“asking price” (79 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beyazit Gate, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is probably one of the biggest bazaar in the world with 100s of shops selling a variety of items both traditional and modern. However, you must be prepared to haggle / 'negotiate' in some cases reducing the asking price by nearly 50% - Excellent...More

Thank Arif K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very busy and expensive place! A people who work there try to catch you and bring in their shop. But it's so expensive! The same staff you can by next street half price!!! Not good for shopping! Everyone screaming and trying to push you for...More

Thank Collin F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Erdoğan Şehitler (laserci Erdogan) entrance to Nuruosmaniye, before Main entrance to Bazaar take the small way left and the first small way right. Next door to bahar restaurant ( which is the best Turkish homemade and cheap kitchen) little and hidden. This guy makes everything...More

Thank Khadije
Reviewed 5 days ago

So as you know this is Grand bazaar one of the best place to purchase fake bags and accessory , so if you like to buy one of those things make sure you have a Turkish speaking friend and haggle skills otherwise you might be...More

Thank Metehan N
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Grand Bazaar is a must-see only. Everything is extremely overpriced and there is no reason to even begin a negotiation as you can find the same stuff (and better) starting at half the price at shops outside the Bazaar. There is nothing here you...More

Thank JohnsFred28
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When in Istanbul one goes to the Grand Bazaar. Pack a sense of humour and enjoy the warm hearted jostling to get you into the various stalls. While the bazaar is huge and there is a large number of stalls the variety of product is...More

Thank Leon V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have traveled a bit and most souks/bizarres I have experienced were tightly packed, hot with dirty floors, and pushy sales people etc. This place was clean and mostly comfortable. There were a few pushy salesmen but luckily for me my husband is quite the...More

Thank deedeelynn1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice place but bit expwnsive then other placec so oldest and biggest bazaar not for shoping but for to see and visute great place to be

Thank irfan g
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love markets, and this is the Mother of all markets! There's supposed to be a logic to the layout, rugs here, sneakers there. In the past I've seen vendors of old miniatures and antique costumes, never to find them on subsequent visits. But, reliably,...More

Thank Kjcolvard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Strolling through the famous Grand Bazaar proved to be a real nightmare, as the merchants would simply not let us be and tried pushing us into buying their fake goods, no matter which stall we went through. The bazaar is actually a huge maze of...More

Thank TheShis
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