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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

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Address: Beyazit Gate, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in...

Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.

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A colourful place for shopping

Get all your souvenirs here; post-cards, fridge magnets etc. Also get all sorts of Turkish delights & chocolates here; be prepared to bargain down for a good price; be careful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get all your souvenirs here; post-cards, fridge magnets etc. Also get all sorts of Turkish delights & chocolates here; be prepared to bargain down for a good price; be careful when you buy branded goods; we are told by the tour guide that many branded goods are replicas.

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Jeddah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grand Bazaar located in the European side of Istanbul very nice place to visit for shopping and fun it opens every day you can reach there easily using taxi , bus , or tram it is 2 minutes walking from Beyazit station.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a first time tourist in Istanbul, visit for the experience. Get lost in the hundreds of aisles and exits. Rows and rows of shops selling similar items, prices are way above those selling outside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best bazaars I've ever been but shopkeepers really push you to buy and can get aggressive if you don't make the purchase you can negotiate prices more than 50% of what they tell you

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was beautiful walking into to the corridors ... the lighting .. the ambiance .. the window displays .. it's a great place to visit instanbul. .. The pricing here was very high .. it's mostly sold artifacts and fake designers stuff.. which were highly over priced in my opinion.. nonetheless it's a Must see..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A covered bazaar in the middle of Istanbul which offers all manner of "bargains". The stall owners all invite you to try their wares but the presence of police (in the background) prevent them from being too forward.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Grand Bazaar is huge, covered (thankfully, on a snowy day), clean, old, usually too crowded and a lot of fun. You can purchase almost anything, including clothing, rugs, accessories, spices, food, quality items and junk. Do bargain, or you will be severely overcharged, and do not be afraid to walk out on a "deal". Another vendor will be offering... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with a friend just to have a look. Nice architectute. Modt of what they sell is low quality stuff; imitation watches or junk. Just to have a look is ok but not a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a huge bazar offering you with all sorts of Turkish crafts, pottery, carpets, beddings, a wide range of lokum and tea shops and absolutely gorgeous jewellery! If you want to shop in Istanbul for gifts and souvenirs this is the place to go to! However, bargaining is a MUST! I love the atmosphere there, looking at all the colourful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bazaar is a vibrant place. It is a huge market! As you walked, the sellers will approach you to come look at their products. If you do not want to buy, it is fine. If you are interested with the goods, you can bargain. We may not know the cost of the items really but if you think you... More 

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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 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.
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