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Egyptian Bazaar

Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 513 6597
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Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds are among the many treasures to be found at this bazaar also known as the Spice Market.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkish delight” (112 reviews)
“spice market” (77 reviews)
“misir carsisi” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's definitely a nice place to visit, very colorful and very crawled. Not the best for shopping though, same items can be bought much cheaper elsewhere (1kg of pine nuts they tried to sell us for 140 lira, we could have them for 50 few...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From my observation, more local people come here for shopping. It's more interesting to visit the stores around the bazar, where we can see what the Turkish people buy for the daily life. Don't rush to go shopping. Go around and take a look first....More

Thank KoalaViaggio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get go deals go to the side stores . Stores at the entrance are more expensive. Try to go between 8 am and 10 am . Enjoy your trip

Thank maj16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If a stranger offers you a kindness, there will a carpet store behind it. Aggressive sales but very nice. Lovely ceramic goods, lamps, and the best knock-off handbags ever. I paid 40lire for each bag (4 in total). Best to wear appropriate clothing which covers...More

Thank 60tigerwood
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

It is one of the biggest spice bazaar it Istanbul and it is near to Mehmet Efendi Turkish coffee, if you want to go shopping for spices and sweets and cheap stuff you might want to go there, also the other side is the Bosfor...More

Thank Sultan S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A spacious place with a large number of shops, where you can buy spices, sweets (try the so delicious Pişmaniye), coffee, tea, and souvenirs such as tea bardakta (photo), copper coffee pots, and others... Go deeper and you can find clothes and cotton stuff... If...More

1  Thank Rim1986
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Last year when I approached Egyptian Bazaar at 7:00PM, it was close. This year I went earlier. A marvelous ambience with shops on both sides selling spices, dates, Turkish delights and many souvenirs. Clever shoppers who attract you to go in their shops by letting...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We prefer the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) to the Grand Bazaar as it is more orderly and less claustrophobic. However prices of foodstuff (candies, chocolates etc) are on the high side compared to other specialty shops (Cafe Erol, Hafiz Mustafa). Even when they offer you...More

Thank gtangg
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I visit this bazzar of tripadvisor recommendations but was disappointed due to high prices, things you can find every were, I see nothing special in this bazzar.

Thank محمد أحمد ا
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Nice building, enter to enjoy the style of the domes. Ok to visit, though quite touristic. Very similar to Gran Bazaar.

Thank Dario Sara B
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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8 October 2015|
Response from NChopra55 | Reviewed this property |
Drop the review and write a fresh review
Soleil T
27 September 2015|
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Response from MikeB9646HP | Reviewed this property |
The Egyption / spice Bazaar official opening times are 08:00 to 19:00 daily Monday to Saturday Closed Sunday also 29th October and full duration of any religious holidays. regards Mike
20 August 2015|
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Response from fenlaDublin | Reviewed this property |
When I was there last February, the Spice (Egyptian) Bazar was open on the Sunday, but perhaps it has changed since then.