People who are somehow familiar to Istanbul, certainly have an idea about Grand Bazaar.
For some of them it’s an antique, for same of them a mystery or a closed box to be opend to unknowns. Grand Bazaar in fact is a different world with in Istanbul. Both Turkish and foreign tourist are able to find everything they want at this Bazaar with antique shops, jewellery shops, bag sellers, leather shops and carpet shops.
The Grand Bazaar as the world’s oldest and biggest historical Bazaar, was constructed just after the conquer of lstanbul to have an income for Hagia Sophia Museum. At first the Cevahir and Sandal Covered Bazaars (where fabrics or jewels were bought and sold) were in service at this historical Bazaar which was located between Nuruosmaniye and Beyazıt Mosques. Since the day it was opened, it has immediately become the center of shopping like today is.
You can see this video, grand bazaar’s wieving and shops below :