One of the most touristic places in Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar is one of the first shopping centers in the world. The first part of the bazaar, located between Beyazıt Mosque and Nuru Osmaniye Mosque, was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmed in 1460. Later, the Grand Bazaar, which was gradually expanded, reached nearly 4 thousand shops on 65 streets. The bazaar, which has a wide variety of products from handmade products to clothes, from food to goods, is still one of the most visited places in the world today.
One of the oldest and largest shopping centers in the world, the Grand Bazaar is one of the indispensable travel routes to experience the historical atmosphere of Istanbul and to feel the tradesmen and shopping culture.
The Grand Bazaar is open 7 days a week between 08:00 and 20:00. You can visit it without paying any entrance fee.