20 Eylül 2010 Pazartesi
Hotels near Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar ( kapalı çarşı ) in Istanbul is one of the biggest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by the type of goods, with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelry and the like. The bazaar contains two bedestens (domed masonry structures built for storage and safe keeping), the first of which was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The bazaar was vastly enlarged in the 16th century, during the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and in 1894 underwent a major restoration following an earthquake.
This old bazaar is open 6 days from 8:30 am to 9 pm at night as working hours. And It is closed in Sundays.
It is also closed in national holidays.
You may want to stay in a hotel to near this beautiful shopping centre in Istanbul. So you at these hotels below. And click map section to see how they are close to Grand Bazaar.
These are 4 star hotels near to Grand Bazaar
Lady Diana hotel
Grand Medya Hotel
Ikbal Deluxe Hotel
Best Western President Hotel