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“Taste of Old Turkey”
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Egyptian Bazaar
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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.
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Reduce prices, ask for half the price & if they didnt agree, go to next shop.

alot of suvonirs there.

Visit mosque beside it & you can continue walk till Grand bazzar (gold shopping) if you like walking.

2  Thank Tarek2010
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

The Egyptian Bazaar is filled with exotic spices. Again very expensive. It's also overcrowded in High seasons which I hate as you can't really enjoy shopping. Worth a visit.

Thank Zeina T
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Let's start from the basics: it's not as cheap as most people expect it to be. For instance, here you can find tea at 175 EUR per kilo. However, after just a few meters, you will find the same variety of tea at 1/5 of that price. What's the clue? You have to bargain (that's what bazaar means in Turkish after all) for everything; or you will get ripped off for good. Most shops contain many varieties of tea, spices, cheese, traditional sweets, and kitchenware. The Bazaar is covered, so don't be afraid to visit it on a rainy day. Generally, it's overcrowded because of the narrow passage of the main street with the shops, so you'd better go there early. Note where the cheaper prices were, bargain on them, get yourself your favorite flavor (you can taste anything) to take back home. Don't buy other kinds of stuff, the grand bazaar is cheaper and merchants lower the prices a bit more.
(if you have such bazaars back home, lower your expectations, but do take a stroll)

1  Thank DatenshiFA
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

A very nice market offering all types of tea, spices and cosmetic products. Everything is very exotic and thus sometimes expensive. The merchants do not drop the price as much as in the grand bazaar. Stay away from the merchants outside and around the bazaar

1  Thank ToniTijay
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Full of fragrances, but also more than just spices. You will not be able to leave without buying something, so take your time to explore the prices and haggle!

Thank Gastronote_eu
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