The Grand Bazaar, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1461, is a historical shopping square that you should definitely visit in Istanbul if you want to have a traditional experience from the Ottoman times. It resembles a massive labyrinth with its crowded and narrow streets. The historic shopping area with 60 streets and over 3600 shops covers a total area of 30,700 square meters. It can be expressed as one of Istanbul’s point of attractions in both in tourism and in a commercial sense.
It is possible to find thousands of different kinds of carpets, jewelry, bags, vases, and antiques in Grand Bazaar. At the same time, we highly recommend you to taste delicious Turkish food in this gorgeous traditional atmosphere!