Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar is the oldest and largest covered market in the world. The Grand Bazaar is a unique center for Istanbul to be seen. This site, which is almost like a city, covered with the whole, has developed and grew over time. In the following centuries, the old two buildings covered with a series of dome covered with thick walls, thick walls and a series of domes, covered the streets and became a shopping center. In the past, it was a bazaar where certain occupations took place in every street and they were under strict control of handicraft production, and trade ethics and customs were highly respected. All kinds of precious fabrics, jewelery, weapons, antique goods, generations of families by specialized, was offered in full confidence. Although the Grand Bazaar, which had suffered from earthquakes and several major fires at the end of the last century, was repaired as before, its past features have been degenerated.

 

The sense of trust that was used by tradesmen in the past would have led to the accumulation and accumulation of the people's savings. Nowadays, the shops in many streets have undergone a function change. Occupational groups such as yorgancılar, slippers, and strikers remained only as street names. The main street of the bazaar, which is considered to be the main street, is the jewelery shops, the sixths on the side street that opens here. These shops, which are quite small, sell with different prices and bargains. Although the Grand Bazaar is still alive as a color and attraction, the shopping opportunities for tourists visiting Istanbul from the 1970s onwards are provided by modern and large organizations at the main entrance of the bazaar. The Egyptian Bazaar on the shore of the Golden Horn is also a smaller bazaar. Another 15th century in the Galata district. the small covered market is still used.

 

The Grand Bazaar is busy and crowded at any time of the day. Tradesmen, insistent visitors as comfortable developing in çağırır.çarş the entrance to their store offers great shops manufactured goods obtained in Turkey and exports almost all of the sales made. Handmade carpets and jewelery are the best examples of traditional Turkish art. They are sold with quality and origin documents and are guaranteed to be delivered to all parts of the world. Carpets made of silver and works of famous Turkish businessmen beside the jewelry, copper, bronze gift and decorative items, pottery, onyx and leather-finished, high quality, form a rich collection of memories of Turkey.

 

History

The history of the bazaar dates back to the Byzantine Empire. At the center of this place, which consists of a number of shops, there is a building called Cevahir Bedesten (Bedesten-i Atik).

 

One of the oldest shopping places in the world, the first expansion work in the Grand Bazaar was carried out in 1460 with the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet after the conquest of Istanbul. After the works, Çarşu-yı Kebir (Büyük Çarşı) was started to be called with a 15-part bedesten.

 

This bazaar was later called Sandal Bedesten (Bedesten-i Cedid). All the income of the old and new bazaars was transferred to the Hagia Sophia according to the order of the sultan.

In the period of Suleiman the Magnificent, the bazaar has become quite spectacular. Following the expansion works, which mainly used wood, the bazaar has grown considerably according to its current situation.

 

According to the records that can be reached today, there are 4,399 large shops, 2,195 cells (small shops), 24 inns, 497 wardrobes, 12 cellars, 10 masjids, 16 fountains, 8 wells and 2 fountains.

The mosque, tomb, school and the empire of the capital of the city in a separate city view of these buildings in the bazaar, a large part of the different fires and earthquakes have been severely damaged by the date.

 

Wooden structure damaged by disasters, covered with roof tiles III. Mustafa was rebuilt as a stone in his era. The novelty that these works brought to the market was the complete closure of the roads. However, the bazaar has become almost unusable with the massive earthquake disaster that took place on July 10, 1894.

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