Grand Bazaar (Istanbul, Turkey) Reviews
Description:A maze of shopping, colours, delicious aromas, and jewellery in the heart of Istanbul. / A maze of shopping, colours, ... more
Newest Review: ... afternoon and it was quite quiet. There are certainly a vast amount of items available. There were a number of stalls selling some pretty glass lamps (not the easiest thing to get home), or brightly coloured ceramics if you are looking for gifts. Other gift or home ware items include things like water pipes and candlesticks. I was quite keen to look for some accessories like bags and belts ... more
Customer Grand Bazaar (Istanbul, Turkey) Reviews (3)
by - written on 04/10/13 (Very useful, 69 readings)
The Grand Bazaar is one of the famous attractions in Istanbul. It is a vast complex, much undercover, but also market stalls surround the covered area. It is also easy to disorientate yourself here as there are many exits and entrances. The original market was founded in the 15th century and has grown as Istanbul became an increasingly important trading gateway between the east and west. The Bazaar is located in the old part of the city just two stops on tram T1 from Sultanahmet where most of the main attractions are. The nearest stop is Beyazit-Kapali Carsi (Kapali Carsi meaning covered market) but you could use Cemberlitas if more convenient. We entered ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/06/11, updated on 22/06/11 (Very useful, 375 readings)
The Grand Bazaar Istanbul is also known as the Kapali Carsi (Covered market) in Turkish. The grand Bazaar is another must see place to visit when in Istanbul and should be on everyone's itinerary. It is quite unique in the way that it is set out. It is absolutely vast covering an area of at least 47,000 square meters and is the biggest covered market in the world. Although there are 21 entrances there are four main entrances at either end of the two main streets in the bazaar. Most of the bazaar is under cover and off the two main streets one of which is called Kalpakcilarbasi street where they sell gold and the second main street is called Iniciciler ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/01, updated on 26/10/01 (Very useful, 1264 readings)
One of the most fascinating places to visit in the city of Istanbul is the Grand Bazaar. Pretty much every guidebook on the city warns that "nothing can prepare you" for it, and I have to agree. The bazaar covers a huge, sprawling, covered area in the centre of the city, and consists of miles of twisting alleyways of different widths, lined with shops selling all sorts of goods, from carpets to fabrics, household goods to souvenirs, leather goods to football memorabilia. LOCATION AND SENSE OF DIRECTION The Grand Bazaar is pretty much in the centre of the southwestern peninsula of the city, just a few yards to the north of the tram route along ... Read the complete review
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