Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

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The Grand Bazaar is a joyful, feverish universe that can overwhelm and unsettle with its thousands of shops and workshops, caravanserais, warehouses, restaurants, fountains, banks and mosque, all of which in a maze of vaulted alleyways, crammed tight with goods for sale. This gigantic covered market, once the biggest in the world, dates back to the 15C. Hunting for bargains here can almost induce a drunken giddiness, while purchasing is a ceremony that involves long and hard bargaining!

Useful information

Opening hours

8.30am-7pm (particularly busy between 10am and 6pm) - closed Sun

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Büyük Valide Hani
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The Grand Bazaar district is home to a
Pasha Mehmet Sokollu Mosque
Pasha Mehmet Sokollu Mosque
The small Sokollu mosque was built by
15 minutes
Suleyman's Mosque
Suleyman's Mosque
The construction of this mosque was
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Pasha Mehmet Sokollu Mosque
Pasha Mehmet Sokollu Mosque
The small Sokollu mosque was built by
15 minutes
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul
This museum is housed in the former
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Suleyman's Mosque
Suleyman's Mosque
The construction of this mosque was
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See all