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Egyptian Bazaar

Address: Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds are among the many treasures to...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds are among the many treasures to be found at this bazaar also known as the Spice Market.
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The Spice Bazzar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar due it's previous connection with goods imported from Cairo, sits in the quarter of Eminonu. It's easily reached by getting on the tram at the sultanahmet station and taking 3 stops to Eminonu. Internally it contains a array of predominantly sweets and spices. Unfortunately all the stores seem to be staffed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

So tourists, I'm hoping don't come to buy spices as they are hard to travel and some countries have limitations on what they can bring in. For touristic purposes, great. The haggling and the environment are amazing. Please bargain, they will increase their prices as soon as they see you are a tourist. Don't be afraid to go low, the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Here's the problem of a Spice Bazaar, Egyptian or otherwise. The spices are already ground, therefore not as fresh and aromatic as they should be. I can get better in my local Whole Foods. If this were even 50 yrs. ago and your only choice were Schiling's Spices,maybe. Go for the atmosphere ( if you like to get pushed about)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In my opinion, much more worth it than the Grand Bazaar, however maybe due to the fact I wanted to buy spices and Turkish fruit. This is the place to be to buy ... however a lot of bargaining is recommended. Even in the same shop, 2 different sellers started with a different price. Although very crowded, nice to walk... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You can find a little bit cheaper Turkish delights deeper in bazaar. Huge variety of confection can be found here as well as species and washcloths.

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Dhi Qar Province, Iraq
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My advice :donot hurry in buying from the first shop staff you will face and complete your tour then you may find a cheaper price or a better deal and aleay try to bargain with the owners not only with the young men at the front of the shops always trying to sell you delights sweets chocolates or especially nut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

From Turkish delights to souvenirs, you'll find many things in the Egyptian Bazaar. Close to the Eminonu tram station, which is ideal. Although it is extremely crowded, it's a great market filled with beautiful ceramic pieces, many different types of teas, spices & Turkish delights. Well worth a visit if you can bear the crowds. There's also a man selling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I went there with my two little daughters, concerned they might get bored. In the contrary, they enjoyed it very much. It was full of colors and nice smells. Everything we bought was fresh. Especially Arifoglu and Malatya Pazari are my favourite shops. Try to go in the morning to avoid the crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This old bazaar sells spices , dried fruits , all manner of sweets and loads of other things. You will be hassled to death so just prepare yourself . Its busy and full of locals as well as tourists . There are some fins small speciality shops so keep your eyes peeled.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very good site , the only disadvantage is the sellers who tries to let you get in their shops even if you're not interested. Try to buy from the shops putting prices on their goods. Try the turkish coffee, zafran, and pickles from there.

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