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Egyptian Bazaar

Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 513 65 97
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“turkish delight” (116 reviews)
“spice market” (77 reviews)
“misir carsisi” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 513 65 97
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I liked the Egyptian Bazaar better than the Grand Bazar, it's less crowded and has a bit more of a local flavor. You can find any kind of products here, not just spices, and the prices are much better than in the Grand Bazaar. I...More

4  Thank crisapacastillo
Reviewed 20 May 2013

If you have only a few hours in Istanbul, then go to this place. You will see real Istanbul there. It's very tasty; people are very nice; you will find an authentic middle east at this amazing place.

3  Thank lifewellsf
Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

Firstly the spice market is very small in comparison to the Grand Bazaar. It is now filled more with handbags than with spices and these are more for tourist than for locals. It was a disapointment to see what once was an incredible market be...More

1  Thank Hanky53
Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

Very cool environment on a hot day. Spices, tea, silk and gold. Nearly all the right ingredients for the nativity!

1  Thank Mammooshka H
Reviewed 14 May 2013

This is an amazing place to get your senses in the higher level. Smell, look and taste are in the top. You can not beleve how beautiful a spice display can be until you get there.

1  Thank Chris_trip_12
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This bazaar was not as big as the Grand Bazaar, and the variety of merchandise sold there was also limited. It was an ok place for spices, teas, dried fruits, and the like. I'm personally used to these types of stalls back home, so I...More

4  Thank OzziesPiddles
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Much smaller than the Grand Bazaar but just as enchanting here you can get your exotic spices at really good prices. You can haggle on the price. A lovely aroma as you walk around fending off the traders who want to sell their wares. A...More

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 11 May 2013

The vendors will have you in the palms of their hands once they give you tastes of blends of their spices and tea. Try the many kinds of Turkish delight and have a ball!

Thank Funkus1
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Everyone who is visiting Istanbul, must visit spice market. Words are not enough to describe the smell of herbs and spices that are exposed there. You can taste and buy a large variety of spices, Turkish delights, drained fruits, pastrami and other delicacies. Usually is...More

Thank boumako
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We have been to this market thinking it would be another tourist trap. I was very surprised to realised I was wrong. It's a perfect picture of Istanbul, with very rich local pastries and candies. You also find handicraft and general stuff for tourists. And...More

Thank hugolpr
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.