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Mısır Çarşısı, Istanbul

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Shop or just feast your eyes on pyramids of colored spices, Turkish delights, and other sweets at Mısır Çarşısı, one of the largest bazaars in the city. This Ottoman-era market was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque. Today the covered shopping complex houses a total of 85 shops selling dried herbs, dried fruits, nuts, jewelry, and caviar. Look for exotic souvenirs here, such as herbal love potions or belly-dancing costumes. Take the opportunity to taste the goods before you buy. Put Mısır Çarşısı into our Istanbul trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Pick choose and refuse the beautiful aromatic spices and sweets. Freshest aand best tasting turkish delights are found here. The best part of the bazaar is the shops outsyd the bazaar. I suggest that ...  more »
  • Spice bazaar, you'll find more than just spices. My peace of advise, if you're not planning to go back soon to Istanbul, but a lot! The give you vacuum closed bags, suitable for airport controls. 
  • The Spice Bazaar is full of every kind of spice, tea, and other treats. Vendors encourage you to sample because they hope you'll buy, but we did not experience any annoying "hard sell" vendors. We tri...  more »
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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.