No visit to Istanbul would be complete without a visit to the Covered Bazaar. For the avid shopper this is a dream come true, 4,200 shops all under one roof. From gold to carpets, from leather to silk there is something for everyone to buy here.
And if your spouse doesn't like shopping but is into videos, take him along. The ceilings of the covered bazaar are well worth photographing. In fact, I had to constantly urge my husband to keep up with me he was pausing so frequently to take videos.
When finished here, take time to go over to the Misir Carsisi, or Spice Bazaar. It is interesting to just look and smell what is being sold.
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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)