Istanbul Bazaars

Tourist information and guide to top best covered and open bazaars in Istanbul, Turkey...


Istanbul has everything for every budget and style. Kapalicarsi (the Grand Bazaar) is without a doubt is the most popular tourist spot for shopping in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. Than comes the nearby Egyptian Market (Misir Carsisi) where you may find numerous species of spices. In addition; Cukurcuma, the neighborhood of Beyoglu is famous for its antiquaries. It worth a visit and buy antiques in Cukurcuma. Below are the best covered and open bazaars & markets in Istanbul.

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  • Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit

    The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit is a shopping adventure that you won’t want to miss. A series of covered streets feature over 4,000 merchants all selling their products and wares. You can find anything here from boots and slippers to gold and silver jewellery.
  • Spice Bazaar (Egyptian (Misir) Bazaar) in Eminonu

    The Eyptian Market (Misir Carsisi) is also one of the most popular covered bazaars in Istanbul where visitors may find variety of quality spices. It is located in Eminonu.


  • Antique Books Market in Beyazit

    The Antique Books Market (Sahaflar Carsisi) is located in the Beyazit Square, between the Grand Bazaar and the Beyazit Mosque. It is a great bazaar with numerous book stores, second hand book dealers and antique book sellers.
  • Passage Markiz Oriantale Bazaar in Istiklal Aveneu, Taksim

    The Passage Markiz is an authentic oriental bazaar located in Taksim. It was built in 1840 and after renovation, now is a modern and authentic place for shopping and entertainment in Istanbul.
  • Galatasaray Fish Market in Istiklal Aveneu, Taksim

    The Galatasaray Fish Market is located behind the famous Cicek Passage in Istiklal Street, Taksim. It is a great market for buying fresh fish.