Grand Bazaar

Huge market selling a vast range of foods and items.

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Huge market selling a vast range of foods and items.

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If you’re ever in Istanbul, you must go here. It is a maze of shops, many repeats of one another selling Turkish lamps, rugs, scarves of varying quality, and tile. We did not have any language barrier issues and you can feel free to barter for your goods. Inside it seems very much tourist oriented but in other areas it did seem as though locals shopped at. In one location we saw fish being sold right next to a stand that was selling jeans! Regardless of the tourist appeal and fact that it is busy, it is one of those places that allows you to step back so far in time and truly give you an appreciation for its history.

Google Review Jenn C

A historic traditional indoor shopping market with a variety of local products and brands as well. attractive for those tourists who want to have a bargain and you got be good at bargaining because you might end up getting 50 % to even 80 % discount on any stated price for locally manufactured items. So test your bargaining skills if you can without going overboard. Be mindful of thugs moving around in the markets especially the young females or reasonable looking male who might want to offer you a drink in a pub or a local cafe because they will end up crewing you so better enjoy the market and plainly and clearly refuse any offer from any passer by no matter how attractive he or she may sound or look. Enjoy the huge market and wear easy wear to walk around this unending snaky market. Cheers

Google Review S Minhas

If you’re ever in Istanbul, you must go here. It is a maze of shops, many repeats of one another selling Turkish lamps, rugs, scarves of varying quality, and tile. We did not have any language barrier issues and you can feel free to barter for your goods. Inside it seems very much tourist oriented but in other areas it did seem as though locals shopped at. In one location we saw fish being sold right next to a stand that was selling jeans! Regardless of the tourist appeal and fact that it is busy, it is one of those places that allows you to step back so far in time and truly give you an appreciation for its history.

Google Review Jenn C

The atmosphere is absolutely crazy! It was a great experience however my wallet will never be the same again. First of all, the bizarre is a maze. Be sure to carry your phone with you so you can use maps to get yourself home from which ever exit you find yourself at the end... Second, beware of the gorgeous charming salesmen - they're everywhere! I walked into a spice store to buy a couple pieces of candied pineapple and walked out with Ł500 worth of an array of candied fruits and chocolate. Ł500 worth of Turkish delight. And Ł750 worth of Saffron!! (all because of the silver tongue of the young green eyed salesman...) Thirdly, remember that prices at the Grand Bizarre are easily double to quadruple what you would find in less popular places. For example - I paid Ł500 for 5g of Iranian Safron at the grand bizarre when I could have got it for Ł180 just a few blocks away from the bizarre. Overall, still a great experience!

Google Review Matthew Dickie

This place is great for deals and there’s beautiful items available on sale The architecture is also worth noticing. There’s a lot of bargaining involved. Best time would be to go when they are near to end of the day and compare one or two stores - a decent businessman will not want to waste time haggling and will give you the price it’s actually worth

Google Review khadija jamali

Visiting this enormous magical place, it's easy to understand why it has been, at least in English, THE Grand Bazaar. Extremely neat and clean, yet full of interesting turns and surprises, it captures the visitor's imagination even if s/he is not shopping. Shoppers should allow days, not hours, as there is a lot to consider and compare

Google Review David Ballard