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  • Address: Kalpakçılar Caddesi
  • Hours: Open Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
  • Admission: Free

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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)

The Grand Bazaar, or Kapali Carsi, is the mother of all markets, a treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, essentials and fripperies. Heading into the cavernous bazaar from the daylight, it takes a minute for your eyes to adjust to this Arabian Nights visual feast of glimmering Turkish lights, brightly colored rugs and flickering candles.

Crammed into more than 60 domed alleys or streets, around 5,000 stallholders hold court in the labyrinthine covered market, parts of which date back to Byzantine days.

Calligraphy, carpets, beaded bracelets, gold and silver jewelry, curly-toed slippers, multicolored lanterns, flower-bedecked ceramics and belly-dancing outfits are just the tip of the iceberg in this shoppers’ cornucopia.

Practical Info

The Grand Bazaar is a few streets back from the waterfront in Sultanahmet. It's best reached from Divan Yolu, Sultanahmet's main thoroughfare.

Tours & Tickets

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Small-Group Grand Bazaar Shopping Tour in Istanbul

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Sharpen up your bargaining skills while exploring Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar on this must-do 3.5-hour walking tour. As one the world’s largest covered markets, ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.96

Private Half-day Tour: Imperial Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Discover Imperial Istanbul on this private half-day sightseeing tour. Visit Hagia Sophia, which is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world and ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.75

Imperial Istanbul Half-Day Tour: Hagia Sophia, Basillica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

Get a glimpse of Istanbul's fascinating Imperial legacies on this half-day sightseeing tour with an expert local guide. First visit Hagia Sophia, once one of ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

Enjoy a dose of traditional Turkish retail therapy at Istanbul’s two best-known bazaars on this 4-hour shopping tour with a local guide. Roam the herb, ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.62

Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1079 Reviews

Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.50
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Istanbul City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

See top Istanbul attractions around every corner on a full-day tour of the incredible Sultanahmet neighborhood, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine empires ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.58

Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 177 Reviews

Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbul's most famous attractions with your own private guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.68

Small-Group Istanbul Tour: Skip-the-Line Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern, Bosphorus Cruise, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

If you want to pack Istanbul’s highlights into one fascinating day, this full-day tour, including a Bosphorus cruise, obliges. With an expert guide, skip the ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.00

Istanbul Grand Bazaar Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Conquer the gargantuan Grand Bazaar with this 4-hour tour through one of the largest covered markets in the world. Led by an author on the market, the tour ...  Read more

Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Jewellery Workshop at the Grand Bazaar

Get inspired by Istanbul’s vibe and creative thinking. This is a very special Grand Bazaar experience, something unusual. We all know that everybody is here in ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00

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