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“Nothing much to buy. Small place.”
Review of Egyptian Bazaar

Egyptian Bazaar
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Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar
Ranked #6 of 535 Shopping in Istanbul
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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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Nothing much to buy. Small place.”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Unlikely that anyone coming here would have much to purchase other than some tea leaves and some common spices. The prices of the stuff here doesn't look too particularly cheap. Also this place is rather small and can be seen in a short period of time. Do bargain as always in Turkey.

Visited August 2013
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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“It is a must but Go when the weather is cold”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

One of the best places in istanbul & you must go there .It was not too big & crowded with variety of stuffs & people so you must go when the weather is cold. Also do not miss the outside market area & walk around.

Visited July 2013
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“Uniquely Turkish experience”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I loved this place. There was lots of inexpensive food and drink and new things to taste. The people all over Turkey are friendly. The spices are incredible! All the colors and gorgeous displays of spices, wow. Also, you have a pinch yourself moment, I think, and say to yourself I can't believe I'm finally in Istanbul! There's definitely nothing like it outside the Middle East that I've found. It takes anywhere from a few minutes to all day to explore based on your interest. I personally liked this place better than the grand bazaar (which is near by uphill) because its smaller and felt more approachable. It's a unique experience that I'm glad I didn't miss.

Visited November 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Not as large, but very special”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I love spicy food and have been around, but never encountered such a wide range of spices as in this place. Beautifully presented and the smell.......do I need to say more?

Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv
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“Not to be missed! A joy for the senses”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a bazaar I return to frequently (time permitting) when I am in Istanbul. I am forever lured to the store of Malatya Pazari and my favorite purchases are the exquisitely packed dried fruit combinations stuffed with nuts. They are packed in little wooden trays and make excellent gifts. When you exit the bazaar, don't foget to visit the back alleys and side-streets many selling excellent home textiles at good prices, and several bead shops.

Visited September 2013
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