About Grand Bazaar

More than 30 hectares of land are covered by the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. In this labyrinth of streets and passages you can find more than 4400 shops, 40 hans on over 60 streets and about 2200 rooms. All kinds of products are supplied like leather, decoration, books, carpets, cloths, antiques…
The Grand Bazaar is still the original mall with something to suit every taste and pocket.
In the year of 1461 the Bazaar was built under the rule of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. Especially between the 16th and 18th century lots of fires and earthquakes broke out near or in the Grand Bazaar. Therefore the chronicle is reporting about continuous destruction and reconstruction