The grand pazar or the covered market .... Istanbul's most famous market

Updated: Aug 17

The grand pazar or the covered market .... Istanbul's most famous market

Turkey is the cradle of the oldest civilizations and original history, and it is the first destination for tourists from all over the world who love archaeology and ancient history, which tells the stories of civilizations that were built on its lands and the important historical events that passed through it.

Turkey is famous for its culture and long history, which flourished with many civilizations that passed through it and the empires that were established in it through ages and times, in addition to the charming beauty of its nature from green forests with high and huge trees and mountains with high peaks covered with snow and lakes with clear fresh water and Golden sandy beaches in addition to the clear blue seas.

Also, all Turkish cities are famous for the enchanting nature with green forests, mountains and rivers, in addition to their historical and archaeological sites such as museums, castles, fortresses, palaces, historical mosques and popular markets

Istanbul is the most famous tourist city in Turkey and the world. It includes many historical and ancient Ottoman mosques and museums in addition to popular markets which had wide fame and famous for its ancient history that were built since the city was opened by the Ottoman Sultans , where thousands of it were built in Istanbul in both its Asian and European departments , which was characterized by its wonderful architectural construction in the old Ottoman style

Today in our article we will go on a tour to one of the most beautiful and oldest and most famous markets in Istanbul, which is the big market or the covered market, which is one of the most beautiful and famous tourist attractions in the city of Istanbul, where its alleys combine between the luster of the East and the creativity of the past and the charm of the present, The market is also one of the most prominent stations for all tourists, it is visited by thousands of tourists daily.

The Grand Bazaar is located in Istanbul, in the European section of Istanbul, in the old part of the city, in the Beyazit area, near Sultanahmet Square, which includes the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, and Gul Hana Park.

The grand market or the covered market was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Muhammad al-Fateh, more than 500 years ago, where the market was established on an area more than 25 thousand square meters, and it was a group of shops in addition to some houses and mosques that were built under one roof for this it was called the covered market. The covered market reached great importance during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman Al-qanuniu, especially it is located between the continents of Asia and Europe, where it was considered the oldest commercial complex in the world.

The big market is a small city within a city and is considered a maze for its new visitors, as it includes more than 4000 thousand shops in addition to many alleys and streets, where each street is famous for handicraft, and the market has more than 20 doors, six of it main doors such as door Beyazid, door Mahmoud Pasha and the door of Ottoman Nur, whose Ottoman state emblem is inscribed on its door

The market considers the first shopping destination for all tourists, as it includes many wonderful products and crafts such as copper, silver and gold in addition to breastfeeding gifts, watches, candlesticks, old coins, jewelry and turquoise.

You can also find decorative goods, distinctive souvenirs, metal tools, leather goods, and ceramics, as well as Turkish textiles and carpets.

Also spread in it many cafes and restaurants that offer famous Turkish dishes

You can visit the market every day except on Sunday. It opens its doors to receive visitors from 9:00 to 7:00 p.m. and you can reach it by tramway line T1 and get off at the Bayazid station.

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