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Egyptian Bazaar

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Address: Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902125136597
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds are among the many treasures to be...
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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Sensual spice shopping!

One of my favourite places in Istanbul was the spice bazaar / Egyptian market / misir carsisi. You can buy so much here – from spices, to tea, Turkish delight to dry fruit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite places in Istanbul was the spice bazaar / Egyptian market / misir carsisi. You can buy so much here – from spices, to tea, Turkish delight to dry fruit, baklava to gold and much, much more! Feel free to to ask for samples, sniff and try spices, it’s a very sensual shopping trip!) And, it’s the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Egyptian Bazaar, also called the Spice Bazaar, is in Old Istanbul immediately across the Galata Bridge over the Golden Horn. The entrance is situated in a large square with many other notable buildings including the new mosque. The bazaar is a must see as every conceivable spice in the world is sold there in colorful stores. The aromas are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Place well worth a visit during a stay in Istanbul if you like to taste the atmosphere of a true Middle East spices market.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have been there and my mom boughts lots of turkish delights and souvenirs and stuff for home from there and once out we have realised that we got everything but for the double price (turkish delight box of baklava was 20 lira and outside we have seen the same box 3 with 25 lira u see the difference here... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Not very good place to go especially if you are from EGYPT!!!!! Every 30 seconds you find someone crying for you in Egyptian Arabic and trying to have your attention. This was very annoying as i did not travel abroad to find myself in an ordinary Egyptian old market.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Going to a bazaar is one of the checklist things to do in Istanbul... While I didn't particularly enjoy the constant heckling of the vendors as I walked by, I also think that you can't visit the city without walking through one of these busy markets. I think the Egyptian/Spice Bazaar is the better one to go to over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very busy Bazaar, with lots of spices, coffee and tea....loads of Turkish delights. Is worth a visit but brace yourself for crowds and tight spaces to move about. Thought there would angry shoving people but is was pleasant ...not the best place to have a back pack or big bag as it can restrict your movement a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Goods for pictures, a lot of colourfuls. you can buy Tea with differences favours, also somethings else

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As we made our choice to leave Croatia we selected Istanbul. This Spice Market was one of the reasons. What fantastic history. Imagine the Egyptians bringing all these rare and aromatic wonders to the trade center where Europe and Asia unite. The end of the Silk Road. There isn't a lot of parking nearby, but the tram, buses and train... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Better time spent here than buying fake rubbish elsewhere. The sales people were less aggressive than other places. Quite a pleasant trip but wasted on me. I was on an organised day trip, else I would not have visited. I would have really enjoyed this place, if I was staying locally. It is always a treat to buy, try and... More 

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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 the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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