Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), Beyazit, Istanbul


The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) in Beyazit, Istanbul 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.

A day out at the Grand bazaar is one of the best attractions as for shopping in Istanbul.

The heart of the Grand Bazaar dates back from the Ottoman Empire's conquest of Istanbul and constructed during the era of the Sultan Fatih Mehmet in 1456-61.



The bazaar is a labyrinth of passageways and corridors that include 64 streets, 4,000 shops, 22 entrances and 25,000 employees. The bazaar is very popular tourist destination at the historical peninsula of Istanbul. There are wide range of goods including jewellery, antiques, leather goods, ceramics and the famous carpets.

Address: Beyazit Square, Beyazit, Istanbul
Grand Bazaar Opening Hours: open everyday btwn 08.00-19.00 except Sundays