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Egyptian Bazaar

Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 513 6597
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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%
Travellers talk about
“turkish delight” (115 reviews)
“spice market” (77 reviews)
“misir carsisi” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ragip Gumuspala Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 212 513 6597
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

A a real delight it was. Commonly called the Spice bazaar or Misir Carsisi. It is L shaped and easy to find your way around. Wonderful to see everything and the aromas are fantastic. Mouth watering sweet foods and spices everywhere and the wonderful Pandeli...More

Thank Fotofinder
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I stumbled upon this place when walking back to the ferry. So interesting. Hundreds of stores with spices, desserts, teas, coffees, and foods I had never seen before. The alleys are narrow and crowded but this adds to the colorful atmosphere. Bring a camera with...More

Thank DHWShanghai
Reviewed 23 April 2013

I read about store no. 14 at the Egyptian Bazaar which apparently has exceptionally good lokum and was determined to hunt it down. There are two sets of store numbers, one set runs outside the Egyptian (open air) and the other set numbers the stores...More

1  Thank McB00ts
Reviewed 21 April 2013

It’s a huge bazaar where you can find anything about Turkey, however, the shops there are more expensive than any other shop outside the bazaar.

Thank Rja88
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Some of the prices are a little higher than somewhere else but the sellers are smart and they usually know many languages so you can talk and bargain with them easily, also they are generous and you can eat whatever you want and try it...More

Thank Karem B
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This market is not just a bazaar but the perfect place to get to know the locals. They are warm-hearted and quite charming. Then, you can find some amazing coffee at the Kurukahveci Mehmet Efend, trying some Bosnak Burek is a must. You can also...More

Thank VeldinaS
Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

Has to be seen. Incredibly busy and wonderful smells to overwhelm. However way overpriced so check what you are actually spending.

Thank IL_TIPO_69
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We enjoyed tasting various teas and treats but ultimately it feels like every stand is pushing the same tasty turkish delight. I was really impressed with the varying aggressive sales tactics of the Turkish men. Be patient and enjoy this unique market experience.

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We absolutely loved Turkey, the grand bazaar, the spice market etc. This store, however was a total scam so be really careful if you go. They will tell you how organic their things are etc. Bottom line is that they charge about 3 times more...More

2  Thank H A
Reviewed 15 April 2013

I did not intend to go, I just got lost on the streets after visiting a mosque. You can buy any kind of spice you want but if you walk further you can also buy coffee like a local or have a real turkish snack....More

2  Thank Damian O
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.