Istanbul travel guide


Istanbul Travel Guide

Covered Bazaar (Kapali ?arsi)

If you are looking for the best places, where to buy a souvenir in Istanbul, the Covered Bazaar, also known as Kapali Carsiis definitely the best place. The Covered Bazaar one of the largest and oldest covered markets in all over the world, it is calculates there are more that 58 streets and over 1200 shops that attracts a large number not only of locals, but also visitors from all Turkish regions and of course from all over the world, about 300.000 daily.

Kapali Çarsi This amazing market was first opened in 1461 and is widely known for houses a large variety of traditional things like jewelry and carpet shops. One of its main features is that most stalls in the bazaar are grouped by the type of goods with special areas for coasts, jewelry, carpets and others. The Covered Bazaar is located in the hearth of Istanbul being one of the most important attractions of Istanbul that is why most experts say that no visit to Istanbul would be complete without a stop here.

Once you are inside the Bazaar, you will find a large number of friendly but persistent merchants who will do everything in order to make you buy some goods. They will of course invite you into their shop as well, and may even offer you a cup of tea or coffee. Visiting The Covered Bazaar is definitely a great experience that you must do if you are planning to visit Istanbul.

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