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Kapali Carsi

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Address: Eminounu | Eminounu, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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Prepare for your senses to be overloaded! Enter this remarkable retail palace and bombard your sense of smell, sight and hearing with an eclectic mix of colous, smells and sounds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

this place its not superb expirience but its location is orient.many shop for everiting from food too jaket flovurs gold silver .for me this expirience its not superb .but its has histori

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Prepare for your senses to be overloaded! Enter this remarkable retail palace and bombard your sense of smell, sight and hearing with an eclectic mix of colous, smells and sounds. You will be lucky to get out without buying a rug, a lamp, some tea or perhaps one or more of the other million items of food, drink, hardware and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

enjoy the shopping in grand bazar .. the spirit of the past .. but u should argue with the prices and u should be clever ...

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semnan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Old bazaar of Istanbul. A lot of streets and nice things with good price. You can find cheap cloth there so easy.

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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Turkish People says it's the oldest Mall all over the world still working and I think it's true. I don't know how many books and novels and films have been written there and I don't know how many nice objects are stored in those ancients shops. Also true that it is a very nice place where You can relax... More 

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Fukaya, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I like the energetic atmosphere of Grand Bazaar. I like to walk around this place. I looked around some jewelly shops, but no shop guys pushed me because they were busy with other customers. The are other shops selling silks and pashms. The price is great but the goods are, . . . I don't know, many of them are... More 

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

It is quite a lot of fun to roam the streets of Kapali carsi, bargain with the sellers and find different things you might want to buy. Still, I would not really recommend shopping here, as it is a bit overpriced, as any other tourist attraction. There is a fair shoice of gold and other jewlery, and also leather, but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Its a big market which has lots of shops but with similar content. You have to bargain at everything because the original price might end up to be 50% off or even 70%! You will admire all the shops under the same roof but that would be all.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

walk enjoy the place and it"s spirit ... you have every thing around ... history ... heritage ... people .... spices ... smells and colors

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsisi) is one of the highlights of visiting Istanbul. It is a immense closed bazaar, which has been maintained for hundreds of years. Well worth a look for the gold shops.

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