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Kapali Carsi, Istanbul

(4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Shop for lamps, traditional clothing, carpets, scarves, spices, and more at Kapali Carsi, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Home to over 3,000 shops spread across 61 covered streets, construction of this grand bazaar began in 1455 after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Explore the stalls squeezed into the small tunnels as you bargain with shopkeepers for a range of items.The inner and outer walls are filled with 44 cellars, vaulted rooms that do not have external openings, but which are filled with sunlight that enters through the rectangular windows placed beneath the roof. Avoid getting lost in the maze of stalls by bringing long-range radios if you are traveling with a group, and keep track of the door numbers of the shops you are entering and exiting from. The bazaar is easily accessible by tram. Put Kapali Carsi into our Istanbul trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Istanbul.
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  • I want to say immediately Sunday in the Bazaar does not work. For all those who like to buy things, favors, tableware and so recommend. Live in Antalya 3 years and know that it is very profitable Bazaar in Turkey, I want to say right away you should be able to bargain as price begins on any product not with her actual prices, if you take the goods from the seller 2 the second product you can take for half price, just I did not immediately go and buy everything, and to go and compare prices. The important thing is not to get lost.
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  • Situated in the aimonono market. Egyptian Bazaar is known in Turkish as the name Mısır Çarşısı represents Turkish civilization fragrant splendour construction and specialty in trade where sold spices and sweets from market imperfections overcrowding for frequent shoppers
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  • 久遠的歷史 馬賽克鑲嵌精美的大門 內部圓拱形屋頂還存留著鮮豔色澤與美麗紋樣 這就是 喀帕爾大市集飛去不可的理由 各色各樣的醃橄欖 堆得像小山的起司 知名的咖啡豆 如果想買這些土耳其人日常生活必備的食物 或想見識伊斯坦堡人的日常生活 來這個大市集是正確的 如果只是想買旅遊紀念品或喜歡市集裡熱鬧的氣氛 建議到埃及香料市集  more »
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  • The roofed market is one of the attractions of Istanbul that you can not avoid, especially if you are in a tourist group. Always crowded, items are overpriced and most of them are made in China. Some decades ago it would be a very interesting market with eastern goods, but not anymore. Colorful, vivid and noisy, if you have time to spend, pay a visit._
  • Over 4000 shops. Everybody can find something for himself.
  • اغلب المعروضات فيه غالية جداً
  • Interesting architecture monument. Very unusual for Europe.
  • Overpriced compare to other bazaars.