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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been to Mısır Çarşısı many times. It is a covered market between Yeni Cami and Galata Bridge in Eminönü. It is colourful and there are a lot of photo motives. Nevertheless I cannot understand the fuss made about the spice bazar because you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was almost sensory overload, stepping into the bazaar. Food, spices, tea, coffee and nuts, to name but a few. Vendors are very keen to let you sample their specialities, meaning you could almost skip buying food and still walk out with a full tummy!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 250antoinettev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit once, for first time it’s amazing, full of color, spice, tastes and delights. It takes 1hour to 2 hours of your time to visit almost stores, no need to enter all stores, you can see goods at dashboard

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arbbb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small market. Looks mostly for sweets, dry fruits, spices and souvenirs. Good so far. Market nearby areas also nice to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 46jeewanb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bazar is an interesting looking old building housing a number of stores selling spices and Turkish Delight (Lokum) of the kind you wouldn't normally find in supermarkets. Unlike the Grand Bazar, it is not huge and not maze-like. Besides you can actually buy items...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

unique experience! hundreds of stores that fill you with perfumes and colors of all kinds. Huge variety of spices, loukoumia, dried fruits and nuts. Prices, reasonable for city visitors, but it is worth searching for a purchase before making your purchase, prices vary greatly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stavroula T
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Here you can taste some of the finest delights in the world! There is no master at candies like here in Turkey! :) An absolute must is to try their famous baklava and ratluk. For me, something that amazed me, was their speciality that was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tanja221
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

A place where you can find any spice, Turkish delight, lokum or tea you want and then some more, even the ones you don't know you want. The ones selling there really know how to sell and they are offering tastings or luring you to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OhliviaS
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Running ,Since 1664 , this is a long and narrow mainly herbal and dry food market , also you can find a lot souvenir shops. Realy impressed on of the old restorant with delicious food. Outside of the bıilding there is bird and garden equipment...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ugur Aslan A
Reviewed December 18, 2018

After visiting both the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar, we enjoyed this one a bit more because it felt that there was more diversity of products, perhaps slightly better prices, and sales people who were less pushy. The covered area also just seems a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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October 8, 2015|
Response from NChopra55 | Reviewed this property |
Drop the review and write a fresh review
Soleil T
September 27, 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
August 20, 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.
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New York City, New York
Top choices for stalls for the following shopping items (16 Replies)
I am looking for expert or experienced opinion to buy the following (I am looking for best price, experience and quality). PLease suggest your top 1 or two spots to check out: 1) Turkish Delights (Lokum) - looking to buy 10 KG worth 2) Dried Fruit (esp. pistachios, figs) 3) Spices (cardammon, REAL saffron) 4) Modern styled carpets Again, If you have the exat location of teh stall or store in the Grand/Egyptian Bazaar, that would be helpful. Thanks in advance
March 20, 2009|
Response fromGonetothedogs|
For Turkish Delight, dried fruit and spices, just go to the Egyptian Bazaar. They are all of similar quality and you can often get a good deal if you buy several things in one stall. It is not very big and so you will easily find your way around the stalls. Unless you like really sweet Turkish Delight, buy the kind made from honey. You will be able to taste before you buy. The same can't be said of the Grand Bazaar - even if we gave you directions, you would never find a particular stall...More
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Travel Ideas Istanbul, Cappadocia and what else? (0 Replies)
My family (myself, wife, 2 kids 10 and 12 yrs old) are in Turkey for 5 days. Can someone suggest what can we cover in those 5 days? I already have Istanbul Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia,Blue Mosque,Spice-Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise by Boat, Beylerbeyi Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica Hill, Hippodromme, Grand Bazaar North and South Cappadocia Do you think we can travel more while there? Where else can we go?
August 09, 2013|
Shoumen R
Brantford, Canada
Exploring Times for each Attraction? (3 Replies)
Hello. Do you know how long it takes for each attraction to be completed? Topkapi Palace Basilica Cistern Egyptian Bazaar Bosphorus Cruise Dolmabahce Palace Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Beyoglu area Sultanahmet District Maiden's Tower Suleymaniye Hamam Grand Bazaar Galata Tower
November 17, 2014|
Response fromenigma2007|
Shoumen R, Except for the Dolmabahce palace where there is a mandatory guided tour, how much time you spend at an attraction depends entirely on your interests, preferences, and desires. Dolmabahce will probably finish within 2 hours but Topkapi Palace needs at least 3 hours. For example you can spend as little as one half hour or as much as 1.5 hours at the Blue Mosque. Same with the other attractions. A good tour of Grand Bazaar needs at least 3 hours. good luck, enigma...