Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in the world, located in the center of Istanbul. It is said that during the peak times of the day, there are half a million people in close proximity.

The Grand Bazaar’s foundation was laid in 1461. Like a giant labyrinth, the Kapal Bazaar with 66 streets up to 30,700 square meters and 4,000 shops is a unique center for Istanbul to be seen.

This site, resembling a city, covered with the whole, develops and grows over time. Until recently, there were 5 mosques, 1 school, 7 fountains, 10 wells, 1 stream, 1 family, 1 fountain, 22 doors, 17 inns. It was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. In the following centuries, around the two old buildings covered by a thick walled, dome-shaped dome from the 15th century, covered streets of the developing streets became annexed and became a shopping center. In the past, this was a highly respected bazaar where commercials and ethics were highly respected, where certain professions were located on every street, and their handcrafted manufacturing (manifacture) was under strict supervision. All sorts of precious fabrics, jewelery, weapons, antique goods were offered by the generations specializing in generations, with complete confidence. Even though the Grand Bazaar, which suffered an earthquake and a few major fires in the last century, has been repaired like an old one, its past features have changed.

The width of all the shops was built in the same way. In each street, the masters of the different products were found in the form of loncalar (tiredness, slippers, etc.) The competition between the sellers was strictly forbidden. Even a master could not process a product by bringing his stand to the front of the shop and showing it to the crowd. The price of the products could not be set higher than the state determined.

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