For a long time considered to be the largest covered market in the world, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul covers an area of 45,000m ². It includes no less than 64 alleys with 4,000 stalls. Built of wood, it has survived many fires and earthquakes thanks to several renovations.
The main street has a great number of jewellery shops but there are countless parallel and perpendicular streets where you will find an endless selection of items. The more you get lost, the more amazing things you will discover, from the small souvenir shops in the antiques section to the various artist studios where you will find some superb pieces. Take the time to explore and enjoy every last corner! The Grand Bazaar is open every day, except Sunday, from 9:00am to 8:00pm.
The Grand Bazaar is made up of 66 alleys, 4,300 stalls and countless workshops spread out over 74 acres.© EASYVOYAGE
The stalls each have their own speciality: ceramics with traditional patterns, tea sets, knick-knacks, carpet, etc.© Marco Toninelli / EASYVOYAGE
A magical moment in this boutique with lanterns of many shapes and colours.© Vitaly Titov
Jewellery, lanterns, candles, clothes, leather and metal objects, hookahs... you are sure to find something to your liking!© Marco Toninelli / EASYVOYAGE
Even though it may sometimes seem like a tourist attraction, with a bit of imagination you can almost feel like you're a pilgrim in the 12th century.© Marco Toninelli / EASYVOYAGE