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Egyptian Bazaar

Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 513 65 97
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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” (116 reviews)
“spice market” (77 reviews)
“misir carsisi” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 513 65 97
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

It's an explosion of colours and odours. I like it very much. It's an amazing place and give you idea of ancient oriental world. A place to visit!

Thank rocfy
Reviewed 3 September 2013

if you are looking to buy Lukom, honey or nuts from this bazaar always try the outside shops not the ones inside the market. the outside shops are always cheaper.

Thank ashmad_ash
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I recently have visited spice bazar and this is an amazing place to visit in Istanbul for a better understanding of culture and lifestyle of Turkey. U can find more or less everything there, starting from food, spices, amazing lights, carpets and what not. the...More

3  Thank Taskina_H
Reviewed 30 August 2013

The reputable owner of stall #51 is awesome! She offers tastings of everything you want and gives examples of the types of foods certain spices would enhance. She speaks perfect english and is very helpful. Highly recommend you check it out.

1  Thank Georgia168
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Bought some saffron from 2 separate vendors and both insisted they were the real thing even going so far as placing some in a cup of water to show it turned yellow. It was quite expensive so I honestly thought I was getting the real...More

1  Thank 808imiloa
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Located near the new mosque and bosphorus in Sirecki, Istanbul the spice market is a must see and experience. I stumbled across this on my first day and what a gem of a find. There is an impressive display of spices, teas, Turkish delights that...More

1  Thank wah_wah02
Reviewed 21 August 2013

There is an impressive section of spices. Worth visiting there just for the smell and the variety of colors. To be honest I didn't like any of the candies that I have bought from there.

Thank clientsiman
Reviewed 19 August 2013

I loved this market! There was absolutely everything there. And I loved that it wasn't completely tourist-y. The alleys that spilled out from the main building were more for locals. There was a section of fresh flowers and plants ad seeds. There was a pet...More

Thank Brittani S
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The Egyptian Market is located near the New Mosque. It is a worthy addition to any shopping trip, particularly if you are food/spice shopping. 1. It is mostly an area for foods, spices, teas, and the occasional block of soap. 2. This bazaar is nicer...More

3  Thank mbc421
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Do not buy anything from Bazar, very expensive you can find exactly the same much cheaper in local area

Thank Mohammad V
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.