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Kapali Carsi, Istanbul

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kapali Carsi by using our Istanbul road trip tool .
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  • The Grand Bazaar is probably one of the largest and oldest bazaars in the world in terms of number of shops. You can find a wide variety of products such as clothes, lamps, antiques, gold and jewelery...  more »
  • Grand bazaar is covered street with lots of shops, where you can buy traditional clothes, turkish food, souvenirs etc. There are always lots of people and bargain is must! The sellers are often rude a...  more »
  • Just in are sufficient. There is a lot of stuff they sell here especially on quality problems or not, many foreign-made, in Turkey there are little or no. Price is high, and tourist spots. As an aside, a few years ago, visited on a tour of the major travel agencies in guide with much fanfare in I to the shop, everything is closed. What went wrong? If you go this time had become a whole different stores. Now our customers here are addicted, pashmina and Turkey stone was the day after tomorrow? Exercise for health while I walk here is the best. At the entrance to the security check point.
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  • Good shoping place
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  • A very important outpost.
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