The Spice Bazaar Turkey

The Spice Bazaar Has Color, Taste And Unique Scents

One of the World’s First malls, the Spice Bazaar (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar) is known as the first address that people seek traditional Turkish flavors in Istanbul since the Ottoman Empire. The market, which has gained fame for its reputation thanks to its thousands of spices coming from Asia and Africa, and its shops selling all kinds of medicinal herbs, provides a unique fairy tale to its visitors with its mystical atmosphere.

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The entrance of the Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)

The Bazaar is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar, which built as a part of the New Mosque Complex during its construction in 1664, has been one of the most active spots in Istanbul for centuries with its product range ranging from the Balkans to Europe, from the North Mediterranean to the Arabian Peninsula.

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Shops in the Spice Bazaar

What We Can Buy At The Historical Spice and Textile Bazaar?

It was allocated to the spice and cotton shopkeepers in its early stages. Today, you can find products from dozens of different categories, from spices to confectionery, from textile products to caviar essences and mixtures in shops in the bazaar. Also, you can buy Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, jewelry, dried fruits, Turkish baklava, and honey.

The Spice Bazaar’s Opening Hours

09:00 – 19:00 every day, it is closed on religious and national holidays.

How to get there?

The most popular way is getting a tram because it is the fastest vehicle in Istanbul. Also, you can get there on a bus.


Other Tourist Attractions nearby

You can eat fresh fishes, Turkish kebaps or many other delicious Turkish foods. After that, you should get Turkish coffee. Also, you can walk the coast of Eminönü and take photos.


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