Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

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  • 3 mentions in Bargaining at markets

    • Caroline P.

      Caroline P. said, "...Bargaining is always an option...learned some great tips on my trip to the Grand Bazaar from personal shopper, Kathy Hamilton...found her through a google search. I got to interview her about navigating the bazaar. Check it out: Hope you learn something..." See More

    • Orçun İ.

      Orçun İ. said, "...It depends on place. For example, you can bargain as much as you can in Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or other traditional places...." See More

    • Murat T.

      Murat T. said, "...Here are some valuable bargaining tips for the Grand Bazaar and other shops around Istanbul. Notice How Similar Shops Stand Side by Side in Istanbul After you spent a few days walking around in Istanbul, you’ll notice streets or even areas..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Tips and suggestions for visiting Istanbul with my parents

    • Berrak U.

      Berrak U. said, "...You should try to visit the touristic places e.g. Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque. But I would recommend going to Prince Islands as they will be particularly beautiful during June. Before passing to the islands via ferry, you can also spend some..." See More

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...own time with confidence. Day 1 - Half day with My Local Guide Istanbul then Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar in afternoon Or start with Ayasofya, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Day 2 - Topkapı Sarayı, Gulhane..." See More

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...must be seen in Istanbul; Sultanahmet Square area, İstiklal Ave,Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Beşiktaş, Hagia Sophia,Topkapı Sarayı, Hippodrome Hotel, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, underground Basilica Cistern, Egyptian Market, etc... If you like to have a guide or a guided tour you..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Design enthusiast spending 4 days in Istanbul in September/ October

    • Sebnem S.

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      Sebnem S. said, "...probably be aware of it Istanbul is very old town. As many others I will also suggest you to visit the Grand Bazaar, which is the world's first known covered shopping mall. Just to have it seen the touristic spots like..." See More

    • Ashley Kopka W.

      Ashley Kopka W. said, "...and Ulus 29 both have amazing views. For the best food, just ask the locals! Sightsee in the Old City - Grand Bazaar, Mosques, and Palaces. This would be a little more than a day trip, but Cappadocia is a must!..." See More

    • Hannibal B.

      Hannibal B. said, "...depends what you want. Istanbul is very big. A lot of areas with different moods. You can't miss Hagia Sophia or Grand Bazaar or Topkapi Palace Museum. After you can take a big boat to cross the bosphore. Every good hotel will..." See More

  • 2 mentions in itinerary 5 days in November in Istanbul? where to stay (max50€/night)?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...hotel in Sultanahmet and it has very easy walking access to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque Apart, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Grand Bazaar The Sultanahmet has a wide array of hotels and hostels and you should have no problem finding a place..." See More

    • Murat T.

      Murat T. said, "...and travel in historical places such as Topkapı Sarayı Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque Istanbul Archaeology Museums in day 2 visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. here is a tip on how to bargain in day 3 discover the places and..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Minimoon in August, what should we do?

    • Yuksel T.

      Yuksel T. said, "...museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Sarayı, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, egyptian market, İstiklal Ave, Taksim Square, Dolmabahçe Palace( the last palace of Otomans) . You can..." See More

    • John K.

      John K. said, " Basilica Cistern its weird but interesting.Obviously go to Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmet Cami(Blue Mosque).Don't worry if you miss Grand Bazaar orTopkapı Palace- both are worthwhile but if you have limited time I wouldn't prioritize these.Do go to Spice Bazaar..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Istanbul/Cappadocia Turkey- is it worth visiting?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...disappointed you didn't stay longer! ISTANBUL - 3 DAYS (done comfortably) Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern,Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Hotel, Grand Bazaar Day 2 - Topkapi Palace and Harem (take 4 hours or more to really appreciate it), Spice Bazaar and..." See More

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...dome that served as the command center of the Ottoman Empire for over three centuries. Finish your day shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Begin day two with a bath in a Turkish hammam. The most beautiful ones include the historic Çemberlitaş..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Layover in Turkey - is it safe to leave the airport?

    • John K.

      John K. said, "...Safe ?- I think so.I wouldn't bother with Grand Bazaar because you have too little time and that really is an easy place to get lost.Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque Apart are within brief walking distance of one another and are both..." See More

    • Missy J.

      Missy J. said, "...The Topkapi Palace is a walk from this other area, so perhaps a visit just to the Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar is a further walk. You will want to choose what is the most important to you to see and..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Must do in Istanbul with 24 Hours?

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...dome that served as the command center of the Ottoman Empire for over three centuries. Finish your day shopping at the Grand Bazaar. I'd also recommend a bath in a Turkish hammam. It's an old tradition and one to experience. The..." See More

    • Jacqui T.

      Jacqui T. said, "...a whole bunch of other things to do and see in Istanbul. One of my fav cities! Or see the Grand Bazaar or Spice Market. Jacqui..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Things to do/see in Instanbul?

    • Rabih M.

      Rabih M. said, " During day you can make shopping in Cevahir in Sisli area. And u can make shopping in Laleli area and Grand Bazaar. U can visit museums in Aya sofia and many old mosques near by. Ask the concierge in The..." See More

    • Erdem O.

      Erdem O. said, "...the main palace of the Ottoman Empires. Basilica Cistern (Yere batan sarnıcı) The is an old and intriguing underground water reservoir Grand Bazaar This a mega mall from the Ottoman era. You will be amazed by its size compared to its age...." See More

  • 1 mention in Cheapest way of transportation around these cities?

    • Lorraine M.

      Lorraine M. said, "...get the train to Potsdam for example, it is cheap and easy. Istanbul is walkable around the old area- Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Hagia Sophia, etc. There are cheap trams and if you want to go to other side,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best place to stay closed to touristy places and the "real" city?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...neighborhoods (mahalle) of Sultanahmet Square (closest to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia), Gülhane Parkı, Sirkeci. Beyazıt Karakol Sk is near the Grand Bazaar. Avoid the gritty, sleazy area of Aksaray. There are five star hotels further afield in Fatih in Topkapi..." See More

  • 1 mention in What is your best travel selfie?

    • Supun E.

      Supun E. said, "...with wild dolphins off of Ponta Delgada, by the holy Michael Jordan statue in front of the United Center, outside the Grand Bazaar, looking out at Half Dome, on a trip to Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Park with my dad..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where to find low price local food in Istanbul?

    • Meir J.

      Meir J. said, "...streets is usualy clean, delicious and quite cheap. You will find those Doner stalls at every touristic corner - at the Grand Bazaar, near the Sultanahmet Square (- the Imperial Hill) and of course around Taksim Square and Istiklal Caddesi street...." See More

  • 1 mention in Free things to do in Istanbul?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, " can do for free like: visit SALT Galata and Beyoğlu. walk the labyrinth of streets of the Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar and take in the street life. visit the magnificent mosques like the Blue Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Don't Do's in Istanbul?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...hometown. Rather than bottom of the list - the priority sites should be Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Sarayı, Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Chora Church, Galata Kulesi, Istiklal Avenue, Bosphorus Cruise and Asian side (Kadıköy/Moda Cd is best). There are just..." See More

  • 1 mention in Is the Sultanahmet area worth seeing?

    • Scott M.

      Scott M. said, "...would be unfortunate. It really only takes two days, or one very busy day to take it in. I would recommend, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque Apart and Hagia Sophia. Wonderful sites and history. There is much more..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where can I find bookstores in Istanbul?

    • Murat K.

      Murat K. said, "...Hey Kirsty. There is little market called Sahhaflar Kitap Sarayi its sort of near Grand Bazaar .It used to be book market of Istanbul.It has many small book stores and aggressive book sellers. Istıklal Ave. would be your another destination.Its a big..." See More

  • 1 mention in Tips and Advice for Istanbul and Antalya

    • İbrahim Serdar K.

      İbrahim Serdar K. said, "...the places that you can easily find by googling, such as Topkapı Sarayıand the museum, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and so on. In addition, Taksim Square and İstiklal Ave are must see. You can try some fish from..." See More

  • 1 mention in What is the best of Istanbul?

    • claus a.

      claus a. said, "...all world class attraction and this is just to mention some of tem as Istanbul really has a lot to offer. Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are also very interesting to visit as long as you can accept a lot of hustle..." See More

  • 1 mention in Istanbul sightseeing?

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...Most amazing place on Earth. In no particular order (3-day trip): Blue Mosque Grand Bazaar Basilica Cistern Topkapi Palace Hagia Sophia Hippodrome Hotel Istanbul Archaeology Museums Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex Spice Bazaar Bosphorus Cruise | Day Cruises | Istanbul Sightseeing Have a..." See More

  • 1 mention in Places to eat and sites to see in Rome and Istanbul?

    • Meir J.

      Meir J. said, "...where you can see from imperial huge pans and pots to golden thrones and of course the famous huge Topkapi Diamond... Grand Bazaar- not far, within walking distance from Sultanahmet you will find the huge Oriental Bazaar . Do not miss..." See More

  • 1 mention in Istanbul for 3 days

    • Juan Pablo U.

      Juan Pablo U. said, "...time visiting so many mosques, go to Blue Mosque Apart and Hagia Sophia. Then, you can spend the afternoon in the Grand Bazaar Take the 2-hour ferry tour that cross to Asia, and have lunch in a local restaurant (meat balls a..." See More

  • 1 mention in Weekend "must-do's" in Istanbul

    • kaz d.

      kaz d. said, "...era. It's a great place to escape the bustling city streets for a moment. Must eat pistachio turkish delight from the Grand Bazaar& try a turkish coffee...." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in Istanbul?

    • Leeann M.

      Leeann M. said, "...where the majority of tourists sites and restaurants are (e.g. Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia). Beyazıt Karakol Sk is where the Grand Bazaar is. Eminonu Bazaar is where the Spice Bazaar is and boats for the Boshorus cruise. Hotels are recommended in..." See More

  • 1 mention in 8 full days in Turkey! Where to go besides Istanbul?

    • Missy J.

      Missy J. said, "...the Old City and visit the Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern. The next day visit the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. Day 4, you may want to take an early flight from Istanbul to Izmir, where..." See More

  • 1 mention in 8-9 Days in Turkey- where to go from Cappadocia and Istanbul?

    • Sarah R.

      Sarah R. said, "...Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the other. Easy walking to all the main sights. Could do one day seeing Topkapı Sarayı, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque and Aya sofia and for second day would take a walk down over the Galata Bridge..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best way to visit Istanbul?

    • Nilufer Y.

      Nilufer Y. said, "...After that spend sometime by your own to discover different areas or experience the same places twice. Taksim SquareTaksim Eminonu BazaarEminonu Grand Bazaar Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Istanbul Old City Ortaköy Despite visiting above famous old town places, do not forget to..." See More

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