Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest covered markets in the world.
With more than 3,000 shops taking up a total of 61 streets, it’s a major tourist hub — it had more than 91 million visitors in 2014 alone, making it the number one tourist attraction in the world.
More than 26,000 people are employed at the bazaar, and many shops are family-owned.
Getty photographer Chris McGrath recently paid a visit to the market, taking portraits of the shopkeepers in front of the most elaborate storefronts he saw.
They were all packed to the brim with majestic items.
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