Grand Bazaar
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Grand Bazaar tours

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops in a total area of 30,700...

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Enjoy a combination Istanbul guided tour with a skip-the-line entrance to Hagia Sophia and visit Grand Bazaar. Marvel at the majestic archit...

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4 hours
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Walking tours

During this tour in Istanbul, you'll visit the most important places of the city, in a small group accompanied by a licensed English-speakin...

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8 hours
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Available in: English
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Immerse yourself in Istanbul's wonderful history and lively culture with this day tour that takes you to some of the old city's most popular...

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4 hours
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Enjoy an authentic Turkish bath experience and feel refreshed! Located in the heart of the Historical Peninsula, at walking distance from Gr...

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Enjoy a skip the line admission and live guide commentaries in English at all top 8 museums of Istanbul, including the Basilica Cistern. Thi...

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120 hours
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The Istanbul Tourist Pass is a digital city pass which offers access to the most visited sights of the city during the 3, 5 or 7 days that y...

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Experience the magic of Istanbul in the morning with a visit of the Spice Bazaar, bus tour to the Golden Horn and a private cruise on the Bo...

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The inside story

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops in a total area of 30,700 m², attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

Located inside the walled city of Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar is within walking distance to many of Istanbul’s other tourist attractions such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. With over 20 different entrances to the bazaar it can be easy to lose your bearings so it’s a good idea to have a map handy or book a guided tour. The market is separated by type of goods, so if you are only looking for one specific thing then it can be helpful to know which street its on and the best gate to enter to get there. But don’t forget to take your time strolling through the market as you admire the bright lights, countless colours and take in the smells of spices, sweets and perfumes. Getting lost in the Bazaar is all part of the experience and there is always plenty of signage around to get you back on your way!

Bartering is normal here, so don’t be afraid to bargain with the vendors for the best deal. Haggling in the Grand Bazaar can be overwhelming, especially for first timers so if you ever feel uncomfortable, just walk away and move on to the next shop.

If you’re all shopped out or in need of a rest, then why not relax and visit one of the Bazaar’s many restaurants or cafes. Restaurants within the Bazaar are known to be some of the best in Istanbul, so if you want a truly authentic experience then try one of the restaurants and eat like a local.

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How to get there

Grand Bazaar Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Istanbul
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