The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world, comprising more than 58 streets and 4,000 shops. Welcoming between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily, it is well known for its jewellery, pottery, spices and carpet shops. The first construction was done between 1455 and 1461 by 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.
- One of the largest covered markets in the world
- Comprises more than 58 streets and 4,000 shops