There was a small market in the same area in Byzantian era. In Ottoman era, the main part which named as Bedesten of Gems was built by the order of Fatih The Conqueror. From the Byzantian era to today, market has continue to become bigger. Now, The Grand Covered Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The market has 66 streets and more than 4000 shops. Grand Bazaar is one of the most-visited tourist direction with 91.250.000 annual visitors in the world.