17 Best Bazaars & Markets in Turkey for an Authentic & Joyful Shopping Experience

The list covers the 17 of the best Turkish Markets (Bazaars) from cities like Istanbul, Gaziantep and more..

Look no further to find out the best Bazaars in Turkey to have an exciting and satisfying shopping experience. Check our list and know which Turkish markets are the best and where to find them.

17 Best Bazaars in Turkey
Gaziantep Bakırcılar Bazaar
Best Bazaars in Turkey are:
  1. Grand Bazaar
  2. Spice Bazaar
  3. Gaziantep Bakircilar Bazaar
  4. Almaci Turkish Market
  5. Bursa Ulu Bazaar
  6. Bursa Grand Bazaar
  7. Beyazıt Sahaflar Carsisi
  8. Horhor Antique Market
  9. Women’s Market Istanbul
  10. Revakli Bazaar Mardin
  11. Kemeralti Turkish Market Izmir
  12. Historical Kazancilar Bazaar Adana
  13. Safranbolu Bazaar
  14. Aynali Carsi
  15. Alipasha Market Edirne
  16. Uzun Carsi Kas
  17. Bedesten Market Trabzon

#1 Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) Istanbul

Grand Bazaar Istanbul Kapalıçarşı

The historical structure, which is the largest and oldest bazaar in the world, was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet after the conquest. The 550-year-old historical bazaar is among the most important places to visit in Istanbul. In the early 16th century, the bazaar started to be used entirely for commercial purposes; There are 22 gates, 2 bedesten, 16 inns, 64 streets, 3600 shops. Thousands of local and foreign visitors come to the bazaar, which has an indoor area of 45 thousand square meters every day.

From the moment you enter, you will feel the mystical atmosphere surrounding you. It is the world’s largest bazaar with jewelry, hand-woven carpets and 4 thousand shops. It is the world’s most visited tourism destination with 91 million visitors a year.

Grand Bazaar Location

Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul

#2 Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı) Istanbul

The Spice Bazaar, which is visited by thousands of local and foreign people every day, was built in 1664 by Turhan Sultan, the mother of Sultan Mehmed IV, in the second half of the 17th century in the Ottoman Empire. The bazaar is one of the most important shopping centers of Istanbul with its herbalists, Turkish delight sellers and spice shops that sell medicinal herbs.

When you go to Eminönü, follow the crowd and it will take you to the bazaar inside the New Mosque Complex. There are spices you have never even heard of. They also sell souvenirs, rare plants, ceramics and textiles.

Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar Location

Rüstem Paşa, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul

#3 Gaziantep Coppersmith Market

Bakırcılar Çarşısı Gaziantep; The bazaar, which houses examples of copper workmanship dating back hundreds of years, attracts great interest from local and foreign visitors. The bazaar, which hosts products such as handcrafted copper goods, spices and fabrics, has become more remarkable after the restoration works.

The bazaar took its name from coppersmithing, the most important craft of the city since the 16th century. Although it has lost its former popularity today, do not leave the city without buying one of the unique copper artifacts created by the combination of craftsmanship and labor.

Bakırcılar Market Location

Boyacı, Eskici Çarşısı Sk., 27400 Şahinbey/Gaziantep

#4 Gaziantep Almacı Market (Almaci Bazaar)

The historical Almacı Bazaar, which is one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to local and organic products in Gaziantep, stands out with its 250-year history, ethics, cultural history and professions passed down from generation to generation.

Located on the cultural road, the historical bazaar is frequented not only by Gaziantep residents but also by people from different parts of Turkey. Today, it is a small bazaar consisting of 12 shops where all kinds of spices, nuts, peppers, tomato paste, stuffed eggplants, peppers, walnut sausage, muska, bitter-sweet whatever comes to mind are sold, and it is not possible to leave without buying something after entering.

Almacı Turkish Market Location

Merkez, Şekeroğlu Mah, 27220 Şahinbey/Gaziantep

#5 Bursa Ulu Market

With around 120 shops, Bursa Ulu Bazaar attracts the attention of both local and foreign tourists. In addition to home textile products, there are also opticians, watchmakers and shops selling pilgrimage products.

The Ulu Carsi, where you can find many products, is the favorite of Bursa residents and tourists from other places. With its restored shops, the Inns District has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Bursa Ulu Market in Turkey Location

Şehreküstü, Köfteciler Sk. No:4, 16050 Osmangazi/Bursa

#6 Bursa Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı in Bursa)

The Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in Bursa. Among the covered bazaars in different places in Turkey, Bursa has a different importance. It is known as one of the bazaars with a very old history. Located on the historical Silk Road, the Grand Bazaar was built after the conquest of Bursa. During the time of Orhan Gazi, many shopping areas suitable for its period were built. It not only added mobility to the trade of the region, but also made a name for itself as a place where different fabrics and spices were sold on the historical Silk Road.

It is a uniquely beautiful shopping center reminiscent of history with its lively and colorful shops. On the upper floor, there are fabric shops. Most of them sell silk fabrics. There are ninety-five stores in total. While the number of these stores on the lower floor is fifty, those on the upper floor are forty-five. The tile embroidery in the Grand Bazaar is worth seeing. The door decorations made with turquoise stones are extremely magnificent. There are many bedestens. The first ones that come to mind are jewelry stores, quilt shops and furniture stores.

Location of Bursa Grand Bazaar in Turkey

Nalbantoğlu Mah, Kapalı Çarşı Cad., 16010 Osmangazi/Bursa

#7 Beyazıt Sahaflar Market Istanbul

Located in the area between Fesçiler Gate of the Grand Bazaar and Beyazıt Mosque, Sahaflar Bazaar is one of the indispensable places for book lovers and tourists visiting Istanbul. There are old books and publications as well as current publications in the Sahaflar Bazaar.

Beyazıt Sahaflar Market Location

Mollafenari, No:, Medrese Çk. No:4, 34120 Fatih/İstanbul

#8 Horhor Antique Bazaar Istanbul

Horhor Antique Bazaar, which carries the smell of the old in Fatih, is located on Kırma Tulumba Street on Horhor Street. The bazaar with antiques and old items also hosts the filming of period series and movies. The bazaar, where you can find antiques brought from Europe and many items from the Ottoman period, is known as one of the favorite spots for collectors. Those who visit the bazaar, which gives the feeling of passing through a time tunnel, can find many antiques from decor items to furniture, from chandeliers to gramophones.

Horhor Antique Bazaar Location

İskenderpaşa, Kırma Tulumba Sk. No:1, 34080 Fatih/İstanbul

#9 Kadınlar Pazarı Fatih (Women's Market)

For those who have not yet experienced the spirit of the bazaar, it is curious to know why Kadınlar Pazarı (Women’s Bazaar), which has made it to the New York Times’ “12 Most Popular Streets in Europe List”, is so famous. 

A large part of the bazaar is made up of restaurants and these restaurants serve delicious dishes of Southeastern Anatolian cuisine.

It is possible to say that the prices of dried nuts are quite affordable in Kadınlar Pazarı, where the number of shopkeepers selling dried nuts is intense.

Ürün çeşitliliğinin çok oluşu; Kadınlar Pazarı’nı çok tercih edilen bir çarşıya dönüştürmüştür. Özellikle yöresel ürün çeşitliliğiyle memleketine dair detayları özleyenlerin tercih ettiği Kadınlar Pazarı; peynir, bal ve et almak isteyenlerin aklına gelen güvenilir mekanlardan biri olmuştur.

Fatih Women's Market Location

Zeyrek, İtfaiye Cd. No:12, 34083 Fatih/İstanbul

#10 Tellallar Çarşısı (Revaklı Market) Mardin

The Revaklı Bazaar is one of the first places that people who go to Mardin usually visit for shopping… After a short walk from the Grand Mosque, you come to the bazaar.

Built in the mid-17th century, the bazaar has porticoes on both sides of the road running through the middle of the bazaar and shopping in the shops behind the porticoes is one of the most enjoyable activities in Mardin.

Location of Revakli Market

Teker, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:189, 47100 Mardin Merkez/Mardin

#11 Kemeralti Market in Izmir

One of the most important commercial centers of Izmir, there is almost everything in the bazaar. In the historical bazaar where there are shops such as fishmongers, spice shops, pickle shops and souvenirs, there are also places where you can eat while shopping.

Location of Kemeralti Market

Konak, Anafartalar Cd., 35250 Konak/İzmir

#12 Historical Kazancilar Bazaar in Adana Turkey

Located in the immediate vicinity of the historical clock tower and the Great Mosque of Adana, the bazaar is a popular destination for local and foreign visitors and locals. Kazancılar Bazaar, the oldest living bazaar in Adana, is full of souvenir shops, coppersmiths, confectioners and kebab shops.

Location of Kazancilar Bazaar

Sarıyakup, 23002. Sk., 01020 Seyhan/Adana

#13 Safranbolu Bazaar

Safranbolu is famous for its houses that keep the Ottoman urban architecture alive. In the historical bazaar, there are local souvenirs, restaurants, coffee houses and handicraft shops. There is only one leather shoe maker left.

Safranbolu Bazaar Location

Çeşme, Eski Cami Sk. No:37, 78600 Safranbolu/Karabük

#14 Aynali Çarşı Canakkale

The 130-year-old Aynalı Bazaar, the subject of the “Çanakkale Folk Song”, attracts great attention as the oldest shopping center in the city. Thousands of products ranging from towels to rosaries, clothing and footwear products to souvenirs, Çanakkale ceramics, oil painting war depictions and miniatures are offered for sale in the historical bazaar, which attracts great interest from local and foreign visitors.

Aynali Market Location

Kemalpaşa, İnönü Cd. No:124, 17000 Çanakkale Merkez/Çanakkale

#15 Alipasha Bazaar Edirne Turkey

It was built by Grand Vizier Hersekli Ali Pasha in 1560. It was used as the biggest shopping center of the region during the Ottoman centuries. The shops are lined up on both sides of the long corridor. There are 130 shops and gates in the bazaar, which is flooded by local and foreign tourists in terms of the commercial life of the region.

Alipasha Bazaar Location

Mithat Paşa, Osmaniye Cd. No:19, 22020 Edirne Merkez/Edirne

#16 Uzun Çarşı (Long Market) Kas/Antalya

Its bay window houses, purple bougainvillea, jasmine scent and cobblestone streets offer a peaceful shopping environment. The uphill shops sell souvenirs, jewelry, rugs and paintings.

Uzun Çarşı Location

Andifli Mh, Uzunçarşı Cd No:15, 07580 Kaş/Antalya

#17 Bedesten Market Trabzon

Trabzon Bedesten Bazaar is one of the historical architectures. Bedesten Bazaar is located in the part of Trabzon city center that descends 300-400 meters to the beach. It is one of the simplest places to go as transportation. There are artisans selling local goods and materials and a cafeteria restored in an authentic way according to the architectural structure.

If you want to take a gift from Trabzon to your relatives, you should visit Bedesten Bazaar. Bedesten Bazaar opens after 10:30 in the morning and closes between 22:00 – 23:00 in the evening, depending on the seasonal conditions.

Bedesten Market Location

Çarşı, Mahmut Goloğlu Cd. No:15, 61200 Trabzon Merkez/Trabzon