Old Bazaar

Antalya

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Old Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the old bazaar, located just opposite the clock tower. A popular spot for locals, it offers an intriguing blend of everyday items and glittering gold. Here, not only can you shop for local and international textiles, gold and silver jewellery, and carpets, but you also get to participate in Turkey's rich tradition of bargaining. Remember, negotiation is expected, even encouraged. Take the time to explore: amidst the variety of leather goods, clothes, and other treasures, you'll be offered apple tea — a delightful Turkish custom. The charm of this bustling market, open even on holidays, goes beyond shopping; it's a window into the Turkish way of life.

Shopping

Turkey has an old tradition of manufacturing rugs and tapestry. The values of the rugs are decided by the density of the knots: the more knots, the higher the cost. Rugs made of silk are more expensive than cotton rugs. Avoid the big department stores and people who sell to tourists. They usually sell inferior quality at exorbitant prices. The exclusive brand name shopping in Antalya is located along Konyaaltı Caddesi More everyday ready-made clothing is sold along Atatürk Caddesi and Işıklar Caddesi. In the old district of Kaleiçi, you will find souvenirs, leather products and rugs.