It opens at 9am in the morning and closes at 7pm in the evening. It is very crowded at all hours of the day. It is the world's largest indoor bazaar with more than 60 streets, 4,000 shops and 18 doors. Although it is over 550 years old, it still operates very actively.
When you step inside, you will feel an authentic oriental atmosphere. In general, all streets are similar but all have different beauty.
There are small shops where you can find all kinds of souvenirs, leather clothing, rugs and carpets, antiques, gold, silver, jewelery, crafts, spices and Turkish delight. Traveling here gives people different feelings.
In addition there is various other amenities for the merchants who working there; restaurants, a hamam, and a mosque, plus at least ten smaller mescits or prayer rooms. Today, this is as like city, contains a police station, a health dispensary, a post office, branches of banks, change offices and a tourist information center.
You can find it in restaurants that serve traditional Turkish cuisine. Guests from all over the world travelers come here for shoping. Turkish people usually come to the Grand Bazaar for gold shopping. There are small streets and small shops outside around the Grand Bazaar. Here trade is made for handicrafts. People from all cities of Turkey come here for trading.
We advise you to spend at least one day to visit here. If you contact us, we will be happy to assist you with our local expert guide for Grand Bazaar tour and Istanbul Bosphorus tours.