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Kapalıçarşı

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Kapalıçarşı

To enter the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul's old town is to plunge into an oriental world -- one that will not let go so quickly. The covered business district (created by Constantinople conqueror, Sultan Mehmed II) is more than 500 years old, but in terms of experiential value, it overshadows any modern shopping mall. The labyrinth of passageways in the great bazaar extends to more than 344,000 square feet -- getting lost is pretty much guaranteed. The market is traditionally divided according to different trades and several handicraft "neighborhoods" have developed. You can haggle (and how!) over the price of carpets, jewelry, leather goods, hookahs, icons, all possible souvenirs, and much more. Often, a successful deal -- even a purchase of a profane pair of Levis jeans -- is celebrated on the spot with a glass of tea.

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  • Istanbul
    a couple of months ago report abuse
  • lado europa. dia 9.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • nice
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Eher ein enttäuschendes Erlebnis. Nach den ersten paar Metern wo mich noch die Farben und neuen Eindrücke fesselten, kommt doch sehr schnell die Ernüchterung. Teppiche....Lampen...bunte Schalen....Teppiche....Lampen.... bunte Schalen....und immer so weiter. Einfach kein "Basar flair" sondern eher flaches Touristenprogramm. Mir gefällt der ägyptische Basar, bzw. Gewürzbasar sehr viel besser. Kleiner aber viel spannender.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • It was nice to visit until some guy touched my behind! huhh! ! the nerve esp. during Ramadan!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • entspannend trotz hektischen Treibens. Anhalten und Kaffee odet Tee trinken.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • super holiday
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • Du musst feilschen mein Freund! :)
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • luogo bellissimo pieno di colori, tradizioni probabilmente il piu grande mercato di tutto il mondo dove poter trovare stoffe, oggetti e ceramiche per la casa.
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • tres bien merite le detour, perso en deux jours pas pu faire le tour !!!
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • sehr schoen
    a couple of years ago report abuse
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    Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 19.30 ( I would recommend till latest 18.30)
    a couple of years ago report abuse
  • an amazing maze of smells and stands
    about a decade ago report abuse
  • Probably the largest covered bazaar in the world offers you everything from textiles, to leather products, to silver and gold products, and on and on... Don't get lost in the maze!
    last decade report abuse

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