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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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  • Spices, Turkish delight, coffees ... The fragrances are mixed together, walking to the historical arcade that you surprised where to look. Not come to Istanbul, to not see too of course.
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  • It should be visited after the Grand Bazaar, once your reach there you will witness a great mob of people, so crowded to the extent that you keep pushing away people to go through ahead! But overall i...  more »
  • Closed the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, visit near Eminonu was a great solution to make a leisurely and quiet (we were next to closing) in a world unknown to us. Abundance of all kinds of food and not only spices, exhibitions and offers of lukumi which invite to hunger even the most satiated ...
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  • So much fun! A perfect place to shop for turkish sweets, nuts, tea, and souvenirs. The sellers are often funny, they will call you left and right to attract you to their stores. Be sure to bargain and get a good price!
  • Fab place, the colour and smell of various spices, all in one place is a great experience one should not miss. Haggling highly recommended. Close to the tram station.
  • We visited in the evening. The lighting and colours are fantastic. You can safely walk all around the bazaar without hassle Lots of lovely stalls selling all the usual Turkish items; plus fish stalls, cheese olives etc. Well woth a visit. And it's opposite the Boat Cruise berths so you can easily do both.
  • The most crowded part of city but very fun . there is a oldest Turkish coffee store in a entrance of Mısır Çarşıs that called : Mehmet efendi kahvecisi which sells a new and fresh coffee. U can find groceries and spicy stores as well. Tramway station is near this Bazzar is called eminonu.
  • Even if it's way smaller than the Grand Bazaar, this market is totally worth the visit (specially if you're a fan of good flavours). I brought back home some delicious spices and teas that I really enjoy using while cooking.