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“The aromas and colors are worth the visit”
Review of Egyptian Bazaar

Egyptian Bazaar
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar...
Ranked #19 of 559 Shopping in Istanbul
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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 June 30, 2014

The aromas and colors and sounds and activity let you know you're not home (unless you live in Istanbul). I love the overwhelming experience of it all. A completely different palate from our western tastes and wonderful

Thank michaelrnyc
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked there from Sultanahmet which took us about 25 minutes and it was really disappointing after a long walk in the heat.

It's basically a smaller version of the grand bazaar but I found that people hassled you even more there. We only stayed about 20 minutes before we just got fed up and left.

I imagined the whole market would be spices but there's loads of the tourist rubbish they sell everywhere else (jeans, fake designer bags etc.)

Definitely just stick to the Grand Bazaar because this place really isn't worth a visit.

Thank Dominique145
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

A bit better than the grand bazaar
The stuff is very very expensive
I must say its daylight robbery
Shop outside ths bazaar its so cheap n affordable
The phone covers are great that are sold around
Its a tourist trap
Bargain a lot

Thank Ayshamuj
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

This has been my favourite market to wonder through in Istanbul. You will find everything for your cooking needs here. Although the prices are higher in the market then they are on the side streets (which is the best for all your shopping needs in Istanbul) it is quite an experience to wonder the halls of this market and taste what all the venders are selling. If you do decide to purchase something in the market remember it is a market and you can bargain with them.

BOTTOM LINE: Good place to start your journey through the markets of Istanbul but do not forget to wondering a little further through the side streets cause there are some really gems there and if feels more authentic.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Although we can get as much of the same spices back home, we still find it a good place to shop especially for some hard to find items like Saffron. Just like any other market there are so many stalls selling the same goods but different in price and perhaps quality as well. We actually went there twice on different day after deciding what we need and having shop around a bit. We bought several type of spices inside the market and some figs from a stall just outside the gate. We find that stalls frequented by the locals are usually better priced and of good quality. It is worth visiting for anyone who loves to cook!

Thank Billy Z
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