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“turkish delight”(120 reviews)
“spice market”(79 reviews)
“malatya pazari”(12 reviews)
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
+90 212 513 65 97
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar, all looked lovely and shop owners are very friendly with Foreigners. However I would not recommend buying anything as everything is very over priced. Nice to just walk around and look but not to buy. Can...More

Thank Sidra K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place that you can feel European and Asian side together. Mixture of both cultures. You really need to visit this place.

Thank Trip815295
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spices, dried fruit and nuts, souveniers... Colourful and lively. Very nice to walk about looking at everything. Prices moderate.

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Istanbul and saw both the Grand Bizaar as well as the Egyptian Bazaar. The latter was a bit sanitized but was amusing, colorful, full of spices, foods and interesting brick a brac. Later that day we went to the Grand Bizaar. There...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shopkeepers are warmer and the goods are better and cheaper than the stuff at Grand Bazaar.Parking is an issue so go by taxi or any public vehicle. Firstly do have the dondurma ice cream located right before the entrance and watch out for the...More

1  Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By going there, you will not find anything special other then the design of the shops. It's a bazaar! It worths visiting for it's variety of shops and cheap prices

Thank M_Ibrahim89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Grand Bazaar first which was great. The Egyptian Bazaar was not nice at all. Everything was twice the price of anywhere else, not a great variety of shops and is actually quite small compared to the Grand Bazaar. The alleys around it...More

Thank dalilali
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Egyptian Bazaar is just not a bazar rather a grand festival.You can do anything here , you can buy anything specially Turkish delight, baklava , ornaments and so many things in very cheap affordable price. Excellent architecture of this market really impress you. Thousand of...More

Thank souvik i
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Recommend this to anyone visiting Istanbul,but the rate are high so you should check the prices out first.i bought sweets,cheese and coffee and nuts It's a great experience and every few meters you get stopped by the shop keepers to taste their amazing sweets.

Thank MhmdTawfik
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Before restoration, it was better and more classics, but after is also very nice, you can have some great shoot of the shop that is full of Baharat. From there you can walk to other places, like eminonu and eat a fish with a bread,...More

Thank Hawkarhr
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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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8 October 2015|
Response from NChopra55 | Reviewed this property |
Drop the review and write a fresh review
Soleil T
28 September 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
20 August 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.