Visit to Kapalicarsi (Grand Bazaar), Istanbul, Turkey - Must Visit if you are in Istanbul

by Pai November. 13, 2017 3922 views

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world. The Bazaar can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams (Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı stop).

Entrance of one of the Oldest Covered markets in the world

Entrance of one of the Oldest Covered markets in the world

Covered Streets

Covered Streets

Another Lane

Another Lane

Souvenir Shop inside the Grand Bazaar

Souvenir Shop inside the Grand Bazaar

T-shirt shop (Istanbul Souvenir T-shirts) inside the Grand Bazaar

T-shirt shop (Istanbul Souvenir T-shirts) inside the Grand Bazaar

Blue Evil Eye- Blue Evil Eye, locally called nazar, is one of the most popular souvenir items and is easily recognizable through its eye shape and blue color. This was originally used as an amulet to protect the wearer from the bad curse. Today, it is used for aesthetic rather than superstitious rea

Blue Evil Eye- Blue Evil Eye, locally called nazar, is one of the most popular souvenir items and is easily recognizable through its eye shape and blue color. This was originally used as an amulet to protect the wearer from the bad curse. Today, it is used for aesthetic rather than superstitious rea

Turkish Lamps displayed in a shop

Turkish Lamps displayed in a shop

Iznik Ceramics Shop in Grand Bazaar

Iznik Ceramics Shop in Grand Bazaar

Different varieties of Tea displayed in a shop in Grand Bazaar

Different varieties of Tea displayed in a shop in Grand Bazaar

Turkish Delight displayed in a shop - Turkish delight (lokum), is a sweet delicacy made of starch and sugar added with nuts or fruits. Popular flavors include pistachio, rosewater, cinnamon, orange, and lemon.

Turkish Delight displayed in a shop - Turkish delight (lokum), is a sweet delicacy made of starch and sugar added with nuts or fruits. Popular flavors include pistachio, rosewater, cinnamon, orange, and lemon.

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