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The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul is one of the world's oldest (and biggest) covered markets. In 2014 it had over 91 million visitors, and was rated the No 1 tourist attraction in the world. On Hotels.com, there are many special discounts and offers on hotels around the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul which is located in the Fatih district. There is a map of the area which pinpoints the location of each hotel. There is also a list of all the best places to visit, and the distances from your chosen hotel. By booking on Hotels.com, when you are staying in the Grand Bazaar area of Istanbul, you will know exactly what to expect from your accommodation before you arrive. Hotels.com has chosen a selection of the best hotels around the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, from bijou boutique hotels to large and grand establishments.

Shopping and sightseeing at the Grand Bazaar

With over 61 covered streets and more than 3,000 shops, the Grand Bazaar is both busy and beautiful. Its exotic wares and equally exotic architecture attracts between 250 and 400 thousand visitors each day. Accommodation around the Grand Bazaar covered market is plentiful and inside there is a vast selection of goods for sale. From rugs to bags, from jewellery to clothing, from textiles to ceramics, this shopping experience is second to none. You can even buy a belly dance costume. Different areas of the market specialise in different goods - for example, leather in one place, jewellery in another. The Cevahir Bedesten is under a high dome in the centre of the complex. Here you can buy the most valuable items in the market, like gold jewellery, old coins, furniture and antiques of all varieties.

Haggling and sight seeing at the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Sit at a cafe in this enormous and colourful covered market and watch the world go by. If you buy at the Grand Bazaar, you may be able to haggle the seller down by around a third of the price, or more. Don't look too eager and don't suggest a price even if invited too. It will be very hard to lower it afterwards. When staying around The Grand Bazaar, try to visit the imposing domed building of Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet Square. Originally a Byzantine cathedral from the 6th century, it is now a museum. With wonderful frescoes and mosaics, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. On one of the 7 hills of Istanbul sits the Topkapi Palace Museum, once a sultan's palace. The painted walls are magnificent and well worth a visit. Have a look at what's in store by reading reviews, tips and advice on visiting this area with Hotels.com.

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