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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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Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 | Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a riot of color and pomp. and the ubiquitous Turkish merchant selling his wares. lots of interesting things to buy too like spices, leather, honey

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Neil R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this market. Smaller, more authentic and more affordable than the grand bazaar. The best advice I received was to walk around the grand bazaar and take it all in, but buy from the spice bazaar!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank SevE1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many bazaars and souks throughout Asia and the Middle East and this one is definitely geared toward tourists. It’s called the spice bazaar but there are many other types of vendors jumping out at your with samples of the exact same thing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jewelsworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spice market was included in an Istanbul city tour we took. We found it underwhelming. It is quite small, just two main "roads" and the majority of vendors were selling things other than spices. If you are nearby, it is worth a stop for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CKF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s like a smaller version of Grand Bazaar with many vendors. Quite crowded. There is a small square outside with benches to sit down. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank heguangz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spice bazaar is not as crowded as the grand bazaar but probably more expensive than the shops in the streets around but it is nicer to shop here. Try the Turkish Delight candy in the picture. They are addictive!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MtEverestGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much every single shop sells the same array of turkish delight sweets and spices. Pretty much every single shop has a con artist of a sales man trying to force feed you samples and pressure you into buying something. Even when you are looking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank James-H1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only reason to visit Egyptian Bazar was filling my spice rack at home with local spice Mix. Good quality and I was happy for prices as well. I got some discounts without asking.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Darbuka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time in the Spice bazaar and came across Anas at Misir Carsisi. What a fabulous experience we had with him. Their Turkish delight is to die for. We bought Safron and Apple tea. Definitely worth visiting if you want to know...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Peter O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchased 500 gm Turkish coffee powder while they gave me 300 gm coffee for 300 Turkish Lira ! They are scammer and taken your money .

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Blend F
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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.