Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Bright ceramics, luxurious carpets, sparkling stones, furniture, antiques and souvenirs — and this is not a complete list of what you can find in one of the largest and oldest bazaars of the beautiful city of Istanbul — the Grand Bazaar (or Grand Bazaar). 

The Grand Bazaar stretches over 61 streets and accommodates more than 3 thousand shops and shops. More than 250 thousand people come to the bazaar every day. In fact, the bazaar is a city within a city — on its territory there are not only shops, but also mosques, restaurants, residential buildings and even a cemetery.

The Istanbul Grand Bazaar was built in the XV century on the site of the markets of the Byzantine capital under Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.

Despite the increasing popularity of endless shopping malls, the architecture of the indoor bazaar and the traditions associated with the largest market in the world still attract millions of tourists and locals — in 2014, the Grand Bazaar was named the most visited attraction in the world.

We present to you one of the oldest bazaars in the faces - shots with the owners of shops and shops.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Hassan Ayazgok is sitting in the center of his family shop of traditional Turkish ceramics.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

The owner of the shop of traditional Turkish sweets Hasan Ramo.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Taner Erguder in his shop where paintings are sold.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

The owner of a shop where they sell traditional clothes.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Dogan Mert is the owner of a traditional Turkish lamp shop.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Serkman Diamond behind the counter of a chess and backgammon store.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Hussein Erdogan stands behind the counter of a ceramics store.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

The owner of a carpet shop.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Ismail Genis owns a ceramics shop.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

The owner of an antique shop poses inside a family store.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Kenan Kalmaz reads a newspaper in a fabric store.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Ahmet Tan at the traditional musical instruments store.

Who trades in the oldest and largest bazaar in the world

Mehmet Onlu in a jewelry store.

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