Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is a remarkable place. It is one of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world. Frequently visited by tourists and locals, Grand Bazaar dates from the early 15th century, and today it has over 4,400 shops. When visiting the first time, you'll be mesmerized by is size, colors, and splendor.
Grand Bazaar has 61 streets, 25,000 full-time employees, and 18 gates that open to mosques, fountains, and other beautiful parts of the city. Grand Bazaar is a unique place where you can literally feel the energy of the past mixing with the present vibe. The ceiling of this grandeur venue is covered with a dome, made of hundreds of windows. The entire structure looks spectacular and allows visitors to explore the oriental beauty of Istanbul. Grand Bazaar is a top shopping destination not only in Turkey, but in the world, and it gets around half a million visitors per day.
Grand Bazaar is everything you can imagine from an oversized oriental market. It is a perfect place to finish your Istanbul visit and buy unique gifts from the traditional craftsmen that work with leather, gold, gemstones, and have some of the finest silver ornaments in the world.
Vibrant colors, exotic music, the inexplicable scent of spices, and the inviting Turkish coffee aroma will attack all your senses and make you want to stay a little bit longer. Grand Bazaar is a place where you can try the most authentic and fresh Turkish meals, at best prices.
Have in mind that it's closed on Sundays, so you need to visit it any day from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 - 19:00. It is located in Fatih district, between the mosques of Beyazit and Nuruosmaniye.
Enjoy the best shopping experience ever at Grand Bazaar!
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