Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest markets in the world. Its history begins in 1453, when Sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople.

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About the Grand Bazaar

On a total area of 30,700 m², there are more than 4,000 shops and shops both inside the buildings and on 66 streets around it, selling leather, textiles, ceramics, wood products and souvenirs.

One of the shopping streets around the Grand Bazaar

Cafes, restaurants, residential premises and mosques are located on the territory of the bazaar. The oldest buildings of the market are the Old Bedestan (Sahaflar Bedesteni) and Sandal Bedestan (Sandal Bedesteni).

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is visited daily by more than half a million tourists from all over the world.

Working hours

The market is open daily from 08:30 to 19:00, except holidays

Places nearby

375 m

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April 25, 2024

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