Our Grand Bazaar, located between Nuruosmaniye, Mercan and Beyaz?t, is the oldest and largest shopping mall of the world with 64 avenues and streets, 2 covered bazaar (bedesten), 16 inns, 22 gates and about 3600 stores. It has indoor area of 45.000 meter square, and about 20.000 persons work and depending on the season, 300 to 500 persons per day visit.
There are over 3000 shops in the Grand Bazaar, and it is visited by 250.000-400.000 customers everyday depending on the season. Many professions which are almost extinct today are kept alive by its own peculiar culture . It is the oldest and greatest place in the world so many different types of products are exhibited. The new shopping malls are a requisite of the modern ages but they cannot effect the Grand Bazaar thanks to its architecture and cultural structure. Furthermore in the Grand Bazaar, you can find so many different articles at much lower price than many other places.
Grand Bazaar is the oldest bank of the world. It is the oldest and greatest covered bazaar of the world. Once upon a time it owned the most mysterious and magnificent treasures of the world
OUR GRAND BAZAAR is the eighth wonder of the world but with its history and culture it does not only belong to us but it is a property of the world.