Grand Bazaar

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  • Address: Beyazıt Mh., İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids

Grand Bazaar - Review

Established in the 1450s this is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. A true example of human hardiness, the bazaar has survived numerous fires, earthquakes and wars and continues to thrive today. Highly crowded, everyone here is looking for the best deal; bargaining is a way of life. Start with a fourth of the asking price and you might end up paying only half of it. It’s a noisy and warm sensory overload, bustling with energy. As for what can you actually buy here? Almost everything! Cafés and diners are scattered liberally over the place. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 2 days.

Grand Bazaar Information

  • Best place to be visited by the couple.
  • Be sure to carry extra cash.
  • Take charge of your valuables.

How To reach Grand Bazaar by Public Transport

  • Take a tram to Beyazit, Universite or Sirkeci.
  • The Grand Bazaar is around 15 minutes’ walk from the Aya Sofya/Blue Mosque area.

Restaurants Near Grand Bazaar

  • Bistro Istanbul: best coffee
  • Sultan cafe

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TripHobo Highlights for Grand Bazaar

  • Grand Bazaar Address: Beyazıt Mh., İstanbul, Turkey, Istanbul
  • Grand Bazaar Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Grand Bazaar Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Grand Bazaar(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Grand Bazaar: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Grand Bazaar

  • 80.82% of people who visit Istanbul include Grand Bazaar in their plan

  • 31.36% of people start their Grand Bazaar visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Grand Bazaar

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

94.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Grand Bazaar

People normally club together Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern while planning their visit to Grand Bazaar.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul Reviews

  • Good time to spent here in grand baaar,, Prices depends on nationalities so always ask for discounts and don't be fool to pay directly. Have a great time istanbul

  • A must if you visit Istanbul. Very touristy in the summer so be aware of a lot of people. The stores in itself is pretty much what you can find in the street markets along the big roads or main road. One thing is for sure though, this place is huge!

  • It’s true it is historic and a must place to visit in Istanbul. It is also true that you’ll find almost everything here. But just be vary of the fact that shop owners are scammers and con artists here. They are smart enough to see your face and detect your nationality. They’ll lure your heart by saying few good words about your country. They try to over sell you their products at ridiculous prices. If you try to negotiate they become extremely rude and start cruising you. It’s better not to come here with high expectations. There are other bazaars where you can buy same stuff for almost half prices.

  • The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’; also Büyük Çarşı, meaning ‘Grand Market’) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shopswhich attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.[4] In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors.[5] The Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world. The Grand Bazaar is located inside the Walled city of Istanbul, in the district of Fatih and in the neighbourhood (mahalle) bearing the same name (Kapalıçarşı). It stretches roughly from west to east between the mosques of Beyazit and of Nuruosmaniye. The Bazaar can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams (Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı stop).

  • Another place you must visit in Istanbul. We bought some spices, table runner, glass coasters, Turkish delights & had traditional tea. You must bargain strongly and would suggest check multiple stores before you buy. Traders are quite hospitable and offered us Apple tea in some of the stores

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