With more than 500 years of history, Grand Bazaar is known as the grand mother of all shopping malls. The building which is a symbol of Ottoman architectural identity was completely destroyed by the 1894 earthquake and rebuilt at 1898. It’s possible to purchase jewelry mainly made of gold or silver and other gem stones in Grand Bazaar. Rugs, fabrics, antiques and giftware shops are other must see spots of this center. Visiting Grand Bazaar allows you to breathe the history of Istanbul and witness it’s economic dynamics. Paying a visit is “a way to experience Istanbul in a covered bazaar”.