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Kapali Carsi, Istanbul

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Wander the multitude of shops, feast your eyes on the colorful array of offerings, and haggle for traditional Turkish goods at Kapali Carsi, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets. This bazaar, home to over 4,000 artisan shops, is essentially a maze of sheltered streets featuring Turkish carpets, ceramics, lamps, scarves, jewelry, and more. Located in the "Walled City," the site dates back to the 15th century. Today crowds from cruise ships swarm the bazaar in the summertime and visitors to the city spend hours bargaining with merchants. Enjoy the enthusiastic vendors, who will typically offer you Turkish coffee or tea while you peruse their goods. Plan your Kapali Carsi visit and explore what else you can see and do in Istanbul using our Istanbul online day trip planner .
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  • Kapali Carsi or Grand Bazaar of Istanbul as it is widely known, is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world! We arrived on a weekend, so the place was quite busy. You get to see...  more »
  • We had visited 20 years ago and I thought this had changed a bit - there were more souvenir shops and cheap clothing shops. But, it has history and there is still plenty to see and buy. I did...  more »
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  • Its good place to have short visit and see how big is this bazaar and to see their traditional products. But I actually wasted my time going there, the place is huge and you have to walk too much to get what you want. The prices are much higher than other markets. Even near sultan Ahmed Area you can find cheaper. If you want Turkish sweets and souvenirs I recommend you to go to Egyptian Bazaar
  • U can get all kind of souvenirs.. including lamps, carpets, keychains, fridge magnets, Turkish delight and many more..reasonable prices.. sometimes u can bargain the price.. awesome and friendly seller.. I had so much fun shopping here.. Highly recommend for those shopping lovers...
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