Grand Bazaar is the popular attraction for many guests, visitors, touring in Istanbul is as much about shopping as historical centers and stupendous attractions, and and the Grand Bazaar is the place everybody comes. This massive covered market is basically the world's first shopping mall; taking up an entire city quarter, surrounded by thick walls, between the Nure Osman?ye Mosque and Beyaz?t Mosque. The Beyaz?t Mosque, itself involves the site of Theodosius I's Forum and has design motivated by the Aya Sofya.
Entrance to the bazaar is through one of 11 gates from where a maze of vaulted-ceiling laneways, lined by shops and stalls selling every Turkish souvenir and handicraft you could imagine, cover the area.The different exchanges are still generally isolated into specific areas, which makes perusing less demanding. Close to the bazaar's Divanyolu Caddesi entrance is the Burned Column. This stump still 40 meters high of a porphyry segment was set up by Constantine the Great in his discussion. Until the point that 1105 it bore a bronze statue of Constantine.