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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%
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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
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Everyone who is visiting Istanbul, must visit spice market. Words are not enough to describe the smell of herbs and spices that are exposed there. You can taste and buy a large variety of spices, Turkish delights, drained fruits, pastrami and other delicacies. Usually is...More

Thank boumako
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We have been to this market thinking it would be another tourist trap. I was very surprised to realised I was wrong. It's a perfect picture of Istanbul, with very rich local pastries and candies. You also find handicraft and general stuff for tourists. And...More

Thank hugolpr
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I love the smell of spices, so I really enjoyed the way all these bright powders would make my nose ecstatic, but the truth is that I can find cheaper spices in Evripidou str. in Athens. There were too many people, I just lasted a...More

Thank NewClearTree
Reviewed 7 May 2013

It is located near Eminonu, so crowds are horrible. Take care of your possessions in here carefully. I was sorry that there were so many people so I could not enjoy the visit exactly – all that colors and smells - beautiful really. Maybe some...More

Thank Foks M
Reviewed 7 May 2013

After the seedy Grand Bazaar, this is a much more pleasant mart to wander around. Prices are marked, enabling a far more efficient price discovery process than the absurd bartering system. For example, the first Indian saffron we saw being sold near the entrance was...More

Thank Barzini
Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

I found the Spice Bazaar less chaotic than the Grand Bazaar. Not that there are less people, not by a long shot, only that edibles are far more my speed than souvenirs. It's worth a walk through just to see the array of spices, tea,...More

Thank ahyc
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is often called the Spice Market and for good reason - stalls with mountains of spices, many of which I've never seen before. It's much smaller than the Grand Bazaar and better for it. As well as spices there is a huge variety of...More

Thank GeoffDidcot
Reviewed 25 April 2013

A small market,full of spices,teas and Turkish coffee. You can get better pricing compared to the Grand Bazaar, it's much less crowded and it's a must-see for every gourmet out there.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

A a real delight it was. Commonly called the Spice bazaar or Misir Carsisi. It is L shaped and easy to find your way around. Wonderful to see everything and the aromas are fantastic. Mouth watering sweet foods and spices everywhere and the wonderful Pandeli...More

Thank Fotofinder
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I stumbled upon this place when walking back to the ferry. So interesting. Hundreds of stores with spices, desserts, teas, coffees, and foods I had never seen before. The alleys are narrow and crowded but this adds to the colorful atmosphere. Bring a camera with...More

Thank DHWShanghai
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.