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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
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We found spices at a quarter of the price in marketplaces throughout the city (where locals shop). It's interesting to see all the spices and Turkish delights but you will pay high prices just to say you bought spices here. Not worth it!

2  Thank transplantedNYer
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Much smaller than the Grand Bazaar, but the specialty here is different: all sorts of deli and spices. The smell is simply worth the visit but you get also amazed by the way sellers arrange their products at the stand. I bought a mix of...More

1  Thank Carla_Thiago
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Much better than the Grand Bazaar. Much smaller in scale and particularly good in the morning when it was quieter. Some good shops and of a manageable scale. As with the Grand Bazaar the shops round about are totally fascinating with small areas specialising in...More

1  Thank Clamshell-Worthing
Reviewed 25 May 2013

With reasonable prices and fewer crowds, the Spice Market is a much better alternative when shopping in Istanbul. Tons of stores selling spices and souvenirs, it was a wonderful place to wander around.

2  Thank delphi927
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Great place to wander for a couple of hours taking your time to see it all. Not as large as the Grand Bazaar but it has a nicer, less full-on atmosphere about it. Shop around, I found the same thing ranging in price from 4TL...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Lovely to see all the different spice displays & smells - some nice unusual gifts too. Can be very busy but its undercover/shade so can be a good excuse to get a break from the sun.

2  Thank naber
Reviewed 21 May 2013

I liked the Egyptian Bazaar better than the Grand Bazar, it's less crowded and has a bit more of a local flavor. You can find any kind of products here, not just spices, and the prices are much better than in the Grand Bazaar. I...More

4  Thank crisapacastillo
Reviewed 21 May 2013

If you have only a few hours in Istanbul, then go to this place. You will see real Istanbul there. It's very tasty; people are very nice; you will find an authentic middle east at this amazing place.

3  Thank lifewellsf
Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

Firstly the spice market is very small in comparison to the Grand Bazaar. It is now filled more with handbags than with spices and these are more for tourist than for locals. It was a disapointment to see what once was an incredible market be...More

1  Thank Hanky53
Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

Very cool environment on a hot day. Spices, tea, silk and gold. Nearly all the right ingredients for the nativity!

1  Thank Mammooshka H
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.