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Spice Bazaar

(Mısır Çarşısı)
Historic Site and Herbs & Spices Store
Fatih, Fatih
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  • manu p.
    "Nowhere close to the Grand Bazaar in terms of size"(10 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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  • 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!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Wayer A.
    Wayer AminMay 1, 2017
    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 🤣
    Upvoted 4 hours ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Burcu Y.
    Burcu YatmazogluSeptember 5
    An amazing gastronomic paradise since 1664, the Egyptian Spice Bazaar (located in Eminonu) is another favourite of the camera-wielding, souvenir-seeking tourist and also for Istanbul locals.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Burcu Y.
    Burcu YatmazogluSeptember 6
    Ok foodies now it's your turn! Famous Spice Market. You'll be amazed with the variety of colors, savory smells and tastes here! Don't miss to visit local charcuteries outside of the market.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • Fathima D.
    Fathima DadaFebruary 12, 2017
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Oznur G.
    Oznur GokhanFebruary 1
    You can buy every kind of spice and special Turkish ornaments there.. Iconic place of Istanbul.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 😝
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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🙏
  • Dana K.
    Awesome atmosphere, but for a real shopping you should leave the bazaar and dive into narrow surrounding streets.
  • Meifen K.
    Meifen KaoDecember 29, 2017
    It worth to spend the time~go there to see the colorful culture and beautiful archive
  • 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!
  • Navid N.
    Navid NosratiNiaMarch 23, 2017
    Perfect grand bazar in istanbul you can find very speciall things in here
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • Alanoud_AG✨
    Alanoud_AG✨March 19, 2016
    The best halgoom "boğaz" and Spices you can find there
  • 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..
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlfilimbanyJuly 18, 2015
    Great place for spices, delights, flowers, jewelry and everything else you heart desires.
  • Mana
    ManaFebruary 2
    U can find turkish spices,but be carfull about price ,different range of price .
  • Leo L.
    Leo LöwenherzJanuary 6, 2013
    You can find the same spices and teas in every local supermarket for 1/10 of the price... ;)
  • Haifa A.
    It’s less crowded in the morning. Watch out for creeps, girls.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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