Grand Bazaar, also known as Kapalıçarşı Built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, is a historic shopping plaza surrounded by shops covered with roofs and domes. The rocky bed is the core of the great area, which in the historical name is "Çarşu-yı Kebir". The first bedestene that was built in 1460 was given the name of Cevahir and this burial was left to Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror to deliver to Hagia Sophia. The Sultan then took several stores and shopping centers to the center of commercial life.
The covered area where the market is located has 45,000 square meters and about 20,000 people work there. The number of daily visitors ranges between 300,000 and 500,000 depending on the time.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul has more than 3,600 stores that are distributed in 64 streets. To access the site there are 22 doors.
Architectural features of the Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar, founded in 1461, resembles a massive maze with its aesthetic design. The historic shopping area with 60 streets and more 3600 stores covers a total area of 30,700 square meters. Istanbul can be expressed as a point of attraction in both the tourist and commercial sense. At first sight of the square, which exhibits a complex structure with colorful elements in the world, Cevahir Bedesten attracts attention. The bedesten, which is in the monumental architectural view, is divided into separate sections 15. Each episode has an appearance that is covered with a dome in itself. Within the walls of the walls, small cells bounce. Sandal Bedesteni is surrounded by 50 dome designs. This decorative bed is one of the main examples of Turkish architecture as dome designs. These two important words mentioned are the internal qualities of the bazaar. In the past, two buildings are known for their thick internal iron bases. Merchants in iron coffins; Capital, savings and jewelry, as well as records and registration documents in LonCard.
Shops and Establishments in the Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar, which attracts the attention of its large crowd every hour of the day, houses many different local stores, such as precious jewelry, weapons, antiques and food and drinks. The names in the bazaar are enough to express the purpose of the place in advance.
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