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Putopisac:  admin [ Sub Apr 10, 2010 6:57 pm ]
Naslov teme:  The Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) in Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) is one of the oldest and the largest covered market place in the world. It consist of approximately sixty lanes and more than three thousands shops.

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Enterence

At the first sight it may look like a labyrinth, but it's not that complicated, just keep your eyes on the main street.

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You can find all kinds of stuff in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar: a huge variety of gold, precious stones, silver, silk carpets, leather coats, watches, spice, mens clothing, womans clothing, mens shoes, womans shoes, scarves, purses, pottery, bags, handmade items…

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Grand Bazaar Jewelers

This unique and interesting market place is one of those places in the city which one must see to really appreciate. It's something like heaven for shoppers. There are thousands of things you can find in the Grand Covered Bazaar Istanbul, from gold to fake brand T-shirts. Jewelers line the main street in the bazaar. The goldsmiths are on a side street at right angles to the main street.

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Prices vary and you should know that bargaining is a must, it is customary in these rather small stores. For the best price, it's recommended to ask on more than 2-3 places. Sellers might approach you and insist for you to see their collection but if you don't care about them, they will go away.

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The bazaar is quite crowded at any hour of the day, and the shop owners try their best to attract the attention of shoppers and lure them into their shops.

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Grand Bazaar Istanbul opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 - 19:00

Map of grand bazaar Istanbul : it is situated in Kapali Carsi, in the centre of the city, near to Beyazit square, on the route of Tram line.

Putopisac:  admin [ Sub Apr 10, 2010 7:03 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Photos from Grand Bazaar in Kapalicarsi

Some more photos from Grand Bazaar in Kapalicarsi in Istanbul,

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There, you can find all kind of souvenirs,

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Lot of sories

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Do you like Turkish coffee from traditional Cezve

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Different kinds of Turkish carpets

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Turkish handmade items

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Also, Turkish imitation of jewelry

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Pillows

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Turkish souvenirs

Putopisac:  Ana80 [ Sub Apr 10, 2010 11:15 pm ]
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Lovely and interesting pictures!
I will surely pay it a visit one day! Inumerous gold and silver shops! And endless and colourful clothes, souvenir, carpet and spice markets! Exquisite!

Putopisac:  Analiticar [ Sub Okt 16, 2010 1:11 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Re: The Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) in Istanbul

Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops today, Grand Bazaar has more abou 60 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily, sometimes and half a million per day :)

It has four main gates situated at the ends of its two major streets which intersect near the southwestern corner of the bazaar. One street combines the Bayezid II Mosque and Bayezid Square with the Nuruosmaniye Mosque.

Putopisac:  Profesor [ Ned Nov 07, 2010 9:41 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Video travel guide about Istanbul Grand Bazaar

Video travel guide about Istanbul Grand Bazaar from National Geographic team,

You can see atmosphere, trading tricks, complete view of this closed market with thousands shops,

Putopisac:  admin [ Uto Jan 03, 2017 6:42 pm ]
Naslov teme:  Re: The Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) in Istanbul

One general story about cheep shopping in Istanbul you can find here:

http://www.tt-group.net/en/world-destinations/shopping-in-istanbul-tips-and-prices/

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