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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” (117 reviews)
“spice market” (77 reviews)
“malatya pazari” (11 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 23 September 2013

I found the prices to be quite high compared to the stores just outside of the the bazar. Plus I was really struck by the scuzzy factor. We were in Istanbul for the better part of a week. So the first time we went to...More

1  Thank Jon_1982
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We visited the bazaar this August and it is a fascinating place, a sensory overload. The shopkeepers are however overpowering if you enter any of the shops. We were talked into buying a large amount of Turkish Delight from NURI SPICE SHOP. this looked amazing...More

1  Thank Alfiewalks
Reviewed 20 September 2013

It is a nice bazaar, mostly spices and Turkish delights. You can fine some traditional stuff in there. There is a lot of shops around it for almost everything.

Thank AbdullahAltamimi
Reviewed 19 September 2013

The Egyptian or Spice Bazaar is a wonderful assault on your senses - colours, aromas, crowds. Just wandering through here is an experience in itself. However I don't agree with some commentators that the stuff is not good - it may depend on the stall....More

1  Thank derekfr
Reviewed 13 September 2013

It's further out than the other Sultanahmet attractions but hop on the T1 tram a few stops to Eminonu because it's definitely a 'must' for any foodie. Plenty of tasting is to be had, so wander around and enjoy roasted nuts, Turkish delight, and spices....More

1  Thank barosoap
Reviewed 9 September 2013

C1 ( 2013.08.10 ) There was a vibrant market, and many product was displayed there. This market's merchant was look happy, and funny. Atmosphere, bazzar's condition, seller was all good. If you want to know Turkish people's life, I recommand to go there. I didn't...More

1  Thank CanisHan
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Crossing the entrance to the Misir Carsisi, the Spice Bazaar, is the first real encounter with the East. The covered market has an imposing structure from the high vaulted ceilings plastered simply. On the main road open shops displaying colorful spices, many varieties of fine...More

Thank maryam s
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

It's a very good place to eat delicious turkish delight and definitely buy some. The prices are reasonable and the flavors are really good, if you speak arabic you will find lots of arabic speaking sellers so communication wont be a problem. I loved the...More

Thank ZainabAH
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
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
28 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.