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Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul

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Stroll the aisles of Egyptian Bazaar to experience the smells, sounds, and tastes of Turkey. The large covered market is second only to the Grand Bazaar in the Turkish capital. Built in 1660, this was historically the hub of Istanbul's spice trade, and it continues to be today. Venture to the Eminonu quarter of the Fatih district to discover more than 80 different vendors selling spices, traditional Turkish delights and other sweets, dried fruits, nuts, and souvenirs. Try your luck at bargaining for your purchase, or just savor the intense, pleasing smells that the many spices offer. Plan to see Egyptian Bazaar and other attractions that appeal to you using our Istanbul trip generator.
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  • main point here : the deeper you go the better prices you get. haggle, dont hesitate to leave the shop and go to the next one. all products are from the same sources and all shops offer the same exact...  more »
  • all the markets are a truly great way to spend your money you will be amazed at the rich smells the noise and the amount of people you will have a chance to try your hand at bartering always start at ...  more »
  • Worth visiting , you can find everything there , the prices are a bit expensive but you can ask them for abetter price however I still think you can find the same things in a much better price somewhe...  more »

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