Kapalı Carsı
Kapalı Carsı
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Speciality & Gift ShopsFlea & Street Markets
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Neighbourhood: 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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TommyGee25
London34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Kapalı Çarşı or the Grand Bazaar enter through one of the numerous gates and just go with the flow. Everything under one roof in the "covered market" Clothing, souvenirs, rugs, jewellery, bags, sweets and the list goes on. Haggle hard but be polite it's an experience to be had. Beautiful colours and a wonderful vibe. Even if you don't intend to buy anything I would recommend a stroll through the historic Bazaar.
Written 25 August 2020
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IoanF.
Athens, Greece862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
A bazaar is always interesting. I didn’t find products there cheap. It was full of jewlleries and gold in which we weren’t interested. There are many shops with the same things and to bargain in any shop was tiring. For great deals and variaty of products visit all the small shops around the closed market and else where if your aim is to buy something, otherwise great place (but noisy like the rest of the city) for a walk!
Written 18 December 2019
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts3,761 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Coming to Istanbul and not going to this bazaar is a sin.A lot of silver and gold shops along with spices etc.Each time I come here it seems more crowded.
Written 1 October 2019
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Anh Arma'an
Sydney, Australia4,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
This place is the classic and historical shopping experience of all time. Undercover shopping for blocks and blocks just full of incredible items from fur coats, to incredible fine gold jewelry to backgammon boards to fine arts & crafts and souvenirs to clothes, shoes and leather goods. Many places to stop and recharge your batteries with tea or coffee and delicious sweets to more substantial meals. There are plenty of places to withdraw cash and to change currency for low to no-fees too.

I came here thinking I would simply walk through and maybe sit down for a coffee. I ended up buying a whole bunch of items from brass Turkish coffee sets to t-shirts and ceramics. Oh yes, I had the coffee and Baklava as well! Remember to bargain!

You seriously can not miss this historical shopping experience. The world’s first mega mart!
Written 23 September 2019
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amermahmoud
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Very huge and old underground market, prices for everything are very expensive but it has very good and old things to buy and very good gifts , sometimes inside the market when it is crowd with people it will be very hot inside it , I prefer you to go with family or friends to take some picture in this incredible place .
Written 15 August 2019
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farshad shahbaz
Tehran, Iran57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
A huge old market ( please read history by google search) . Can find everything! Working hours from09:00 till 19:00 , by afternoon it will be very crowded, shop keepers want to sell you !! To be careful not be robbed !! People were lovely and welcoming!! Very interesting experience.
Written 2 April 2019
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Nesligül D
Istanbul, Türkiye6,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Dating back to 1453, this magical and colorful Covered Bazaar is one place that definitely should not be missed in Istanbul. It is a beautiful and magical place where you can find everything from carpets to jewelry, from Turkish delight to leather goods and traditional Turkish objects.
It is difficult to go out without buying something nice. There are nice restaurants and the famous Orient ( Sark) Cafe. It is easy to get lost in the numerous alleys but don’t be afraid, you’ll get out.
Written 9 November 2018
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