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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Çarsi)


The Grand Bazaar was constructed in 1455 as a center for local trade of clothing and jewels. By the end of the 16th century, the Grand Bazaar grew tremendously in size and demand and into what we see today. Istanbul’s location in the heart of the Ottoman Empire made it a center for trade between three continents, quickly making the Grand Bazaar easily accessible and a focal point for Mediterranean trade.


The Grand Bazaar is an incredibly unique structure with enormous history and connection to Turkish culture, one of the oldest cultural experiences Istanbul has to offer.


Source: Turkey Travel Planner