One of the largest and busiest covered markets in the world, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar consists of 60 covered streets and as many as 5,000 shops. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Istanbul, the bazaar regularly attracts more than 200,000 visitors daily.
Located in the Atasehir section of the city and a short drive from the Grand Bazaar, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia is the ideal hotel for the sightseer. This hotel in Istanbul provides stylish rooms and suites, along with a superb dining experience at the Core Grill and Bar Restaurant.
Shopping at the Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar has been an important trading hub for the city since the 15th century. As well as hosting some of Istanbul's hardest-won bargains, the Grand Bazaar houses four fountains, two hamams, two mosques and a number of restaurants and cafés.
Tourists and locals alike flock to the central hall of Cevahir Bedesten to shop for valuable items and antiques, from mother-of-pearl mirrors to silver and gold jewellery - and even weaponry. Shoppers can also find a wide variety of clothes, furniture, textiles and souvenirs on sale in the many stalls throughout the bazaar.
The Grand Bazaar opens daily Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 7pm.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Asia is an upscale hotel in the centre of Istanbul, offering comfortable accommodation, quality dining and more. Guests of the hotel will also benefit from its nearness to local attractions such as the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.