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Spice Bazaar

(Mısır Çarşısı)
Historic Site and Herbs & Spices Store
Rüstempaşa, Fatih
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  • manu p.
    "Nowhere close to the Grand Bazaar in terms of size"(9 Tips)
    Tolga B.
    "Worth to see colourful spices and Turkish Delights."(7 Tips)
    Merve D.
    "For spices 👉 Kalmaz Baharat, no: 41 on the left side 😉"(4 Tips)
    IzApps
    "With colorful spices and turkish delights,Mısır Çarşısı is one of the most..."(4 Tips)
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  • Meyvemix Juice
    Meyvemix JuiceJuly 13, 2014
    The Spice Bazaar Mısır Çarşısı is one of the largest bazaars in Istanbul. Located in the Eminönü quarter of the Fatih district, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissSeptember 23, 2014
    Pro tip: shop like a local outside the market along the western wall. Half the price, twice as good service and quality. Bonus: pick up fresh ground Turkish coffee at the famous Kurukahveci Mehmet.
  • Adrijana H.
    Adrijana HusićNovember 10, 2013
    While not being very keen on Kapalıçarşı, I love this one for the colours and smells. Don't be surprised if you get free dinner (all deserts) while being here as everyone will offer you to try sth.
  • Xenia T.
    Xenia TemchenkoSeptember 18, 2016
    Worth visiting to get an idea of what bazaar is. Very crowded but people are nice and nobody's angry with each other. You can find some good deals.
  • Dens
    DensJuly 31, 2013
    Find the almost-hidden staircase near the northern (?) entrance, sneak upstairs to the restaurant and catch a peek (and pic!) of the markte from above via the dining room window. Be speedy!
  • Wayer A.
    Bargain! Smaller than the Grand Bazaar, but still wide choices of products. Shops are extended up to outer of the bazaar. People are nice and helpful too.. even bought the copper water pipe here 🤣
  • Alia A.
    Alia AlsharifSeptember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It called spice bazar contain all cheaper than Grand bazar and they do have lots of things to buy. But make sure when you buy see it before raping it for you
  • Darcey W.
    Darcey W.July 13, 2013
    Generally best prices we found in the city for anything in the bazaar, especially silver and ceramic. Beats the pants off grand bazaar, cost-wise, and less hassling to go with it.
  • IzApps
    IzAppsOctober 5, 2012
    With colorful spices and turkish delights,Mısır Çarşısı is one of the most interesting places in Istanbul, but not the only one!We invite you to Chora Museum for more of Istanbul. http://bit.ly/P3nsXi
  • Jimmy J.
    Jimmy JimmieJanuary 13, 2015
    sweet smelling cinnamon sticks, jasmine and other dried flower tea, vanilla, odd-looking dried vegetables, cheese and pickles to the pungent smell of assorted powdered spices. All sorts of sugar-coa.. Read more
  • Oliviu
    OliviuApril 8, 2013
    If u enter the main gate u shoul go strait ahead, outside the bazaar, the right and u will arive to the genuine bazar..with spices, olived, cheese etc ar more decent prices
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 5, 2015
    Located in the gigantic Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar is a maze of pungent fragrances; colorful, foreign spices; and impassioned vendors. Read more
  • Thanos A.
    A covered market famous for its spices almost next to Yeni Camii. Take a walk to see all these colours and smells from spices and delights but rather not buy....it's a bit pricey.
  • Ludovica C.
    Ludovica CarosiJuly 23, 2013
    You should go there!! It is fantastic, fragrant and funny ! You can find every spice you could imagine here! And... You MUST try the teas... They are magnificent!!
  • Abo M.
    Abo MishalSeptember 21, 2016
    There are perfect quality of brand bags for cheap price go directly to shop no 47 in spice bazar ask for Saleh he is the owner
  • Morgan B.
    Morgan BellerJanuary 2, 2015
    If you leave the indoor part of the market and go right outside, by the water and Galata bridge, the vendors are more authentic and more than half the price
  • Merve D.
    Merve DNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always crowded, always lively, always colourful. Sadly, goods are mostly touristic and low quality, so you must try and find the good vendors. For spices 👉 Kalmaz Baharat, no: 41 on the left side 😉
  • Heba A.
    Heba ASeptember 24, 2015
    I love coming here for everything. Always remember, bargain until you are satisfied with the price ;)
  • Hien T.
    Hien TFebruary 16, 2016
    Be prepared to negotiate and be talked to by every salesman. Great place to buy tea, spice and souvenirs.
  • Bogdan D.
    Bogdan D.October 13, 2014
    Bustling market, spices are at their best, but many other things on offer; the air is filled with all kinds of flavours;
  • manu p.
    manu prasadJune 10, 2015
    Nowhere close to the Grand Bazaar in terms of size, but I think we get better Turkish Delight here. As always, bargain, though they say 'fixed prices' :)
  • Nidal ..
    Nidal .October 11, 2015
    You will adore turkish tea, turkish coffee, turkish delights, spices and accesories. A great place to buy gifts and souvenirs of Istanbul.
  • Balázs G.
    Balázs G.September 5, 2014
    Make sure to buy everything outside the basar, along the (north-)western side, where also the locals do their shopping. A must see.
  • MM
    MMOctober 28, 2010
    Highly recommended. Better than the grand bazaar. U will enjoy the smells the sights the flavours. Lunch is deffintley at Namli Pastirmaci. Try the couscous, kisir and olive salad.
  • Fathima D.
    Fathima DadaFebruary 12
    Amazing Turkish delight and other delights. Dogu Bazari is the place to get the best.
  • Réka Manon
    Réka ManonJune 15, 2015
    L-shaped traditional bazaar, it is inspiring to see the colourful spices and inhale their smell. But rather buy them in supermarkets for half of the price.
  • Abdulwahed A.
    Abdulwahed AlromaihJune 22, 2014
    Too crowded but the goods are really good. I would definitely recommend this place but be ready for a long rounds of price negotiations which you might end up having the product at half of the price.
  • Ulas C.
    Ulas CingilMarch 26, 2015
    Kahvaltılık ve baharat alışverişi için alternatifi yok. For breakfast supplies and spice shopping there is no better alternative. Always bargain for prices.
  • Angelika L.
    Angelika LattnerNovember 16, 2013
    Enjoy Istanbul's abundance! Tip: go to No. 51 Ucuzclar and get a guided tour on spices, teas, fruits, nuts and scents!
  • mizz l.
    mizz linJune 8, 2015
    Ask for some kebab spice mix so u can mix into minced lamb or beef meat and eat exactly like in Istanbul
  • Turkey Travel Centre
    This place is good for a visit however if your time is limited, head to the grand bazaar instead. Bigger and better! Remember if you are looking for pure saffron, it is Iranian and not Turkish.
  • Hamoud A.
    Hamoud AlDabbousDecember 23, 2016
    The perfect place to buy your spices and souvenirs. Negotiations are the key for good deals don't give up 😝
  • Dana K.
    Awesome atmosphere, but for a real shopping you should leave the bazaar and dive into narrow surrounding streets.
  • Wassan M.
    Wassan MDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Baklavah, olives, dray fruits, lokom(turkish delight) 👌and keep bargaining the prices 💸 AND watch out your bag🙏
  • Burak S.
    Burak SansalDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    old spice market in Istanbul where you can find lots of spices and turkish delights. http://www.greatistanbul.com/bazaar.htm#misir
  • Javier M.
    Javier MontañoMay 30, 2014
    Bargain!!!! Try to bargain as much as you can! You have no idea of how much you can save... Beautiful place!
  • Yudum M.
    Yudum Macit KarakulakyanApril 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Where all kınds of spices & tastes & delights meet with their buyers( Turkish women & businessmen & tourists) for centuries !
  • Joy L.
    Joy Ludwig-McnuttNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop at stall no. 51. Ucuzcular. Best selection and prices, especially for hard-to-find items like Krem tartar, ground ginger, etc.
  • Arie M.
    Arie MulyahatiSeptember 17, 2013
    If you want to buy some souvenir, you should come here. The Egyptian Bazaar is a huge shopping complex. You can find different kind of spices, nuts, dried fruits, magnets, t-shirt etc..
  • Mohsin A.
    Mohsin AmeenMay 23, 2013
    Great spices of excellent quality. The bazaar has a nice roof. I like the change in price when haggled with.
  • Navid N.
    Perfect grand bazar in istanbul you can find very speciall things in here
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Alanoud_AG✨
    Alanoud_AG✨March 19, 2016
    The best halgoom "boğaz" and Spices you can find there
  • Leo L.
    Leo LöwenherzJanuary 6, 2013
    You can find the same spices and teas in every local supermarket for 1/10 of the price... ;)
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlfilimbanyJuly 18, 2015
    Great place for spices, delights, flowers, jewelry and everything else you heart desires.
  • Tolga B.
    Tolga BarutcuJanuary 7, 2012
    Not an appropriate place to be in the weekends. Really crowded! Worth to see colourful spices and Turkish Delights.
  • A A.
    A AApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place to shop local stuff but you have to bargain coz some times the stuff is 40 but they sell it for 100 TL
  • Özgür
    ÖzgürSeptember 29, 2014
    If you are to buy spices, buy them whole not ground. And try not to buy Saffron there unless you are an experienced Saffron buyer.
  • Damla E.
    Damla EmirogluNovember 23, 2014
    I love this place, authentic & historical environment...spell of spices...
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LowJune 1, 2014
    The street along the outside (tahmis caddesi) is more fun. Get Turkish coffee from kurukahveci.
  • Nevdogg
    NevdoggAugust 11, 2012
    Pick up the Iranian Saffron. Best brand of Turkish Delight is Malatya Pazari or Safranbilu Lokumcusu.
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