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  • Address: Kalpakçılar Caddesi, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
  • 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.

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Private Guided Istanbul Day Tour, Istanbul, null
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Private Guided Istanbul Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Explore Istanbul's rich history and magnificent architecture as you visit the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $120.00
Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar, ... 
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

Firstly visit the magnificent Byzantine church of St Sophia. After here continue to Hippodrome, the former centre of sporting and political activities in ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.00
Full Day Tour in Sultanahmet and Bosphorus Cruise from Ortakoy dock, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Full Day Tour in Sultanahmet and Bosphorus Cruise from Ortakoy dock

Magnificent full day tour in Sultanahmet by making a visit to Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and certainly will inspire you for new adventures after ...  Read more

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

From USD $147.40
Highlights of Istanbul, Istanbul, Full-day Tours
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Highlights of Istanbul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience the beauty of Istanbul’s Old City with our fully guided walking tour. Spend a whole day wandering through sights such as Hagia-Sophia ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.26
Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour, Istanbul, City Tours
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 9 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 $45.71
Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul, Istanbul, Fashion Shows & Tours
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Suits the best to travelers who prefer walking tour to see non-touristic spots and to experience local life in the back streets of Istanbul. You will be ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.98
Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Walking Tour in Istanbul, Istanbul, Walking Tours
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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Walking Tour in Istanbul

We will pick you up from your hotel at around 8am. This tour covers the most famous historic monuments and sights in the Old City area. There is the 1,500 ...  Read more

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

From USD $73.13
Full-Day Private Walking Tour From Sultanahmet Istanbul, Istanbul, Cultural Tours
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Full-Day Private Walking Tour From Sultanahmet Istanbul

This is a great opportunity to visit the main historical area of Istanbul (Sultanahmet) all major sights will be visited with a private guide in 8 hours or ...  Read more

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

From USD $90.27
Private Istanbul Tour from Istanbul Hotels and Port, Istanbul, Walking Tours
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Private Istanbul Tour from Istanbul Hotels and Port

With this private tour explore magical Istanbul "City of Sultans". Enjoy a day of history and sightseeing of Old Istanbul.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Private Tour of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup and Drop-off, Istanbul, Day Trips
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Private Tour of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Go to all of the major sites in Istanbul on a private, full-day tour. Admire the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, see Topkapi Palace and learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

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