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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%
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“turkish delight” (112 reviews)
“spice market” (76 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 20 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 16 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 16 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 gexto
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
Reviewed 11 April 2013

It is nice to visit, though not very big. You don't have to buy anything, but it's always interesting to see what they're offering, and the presentation of their turkish delights is nice. I bought coffee from one of the main coffee sellers just next...More

Thank SinanQ
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Egyptian Bazaar also called the Spice Bazaar is worth the visit. It is much smaller and more manageable than the Grand Bazaar and the layout is an L shape, so there's a beginning and an end to the market, well, inside anyway! Each time...More

1  Thank Tinagirltravels
Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Why disappointed? It seemed to lack any atmosphere, and just seemed to be a "olde worlde" shopping mall. It was much better walking around the streets outside, with much more vibrancy. The bazaar seems to be geared up more as a tourist attraction. Perhaps because...More

Thank MrEZ
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Always visit the Spice and the Grand Bazaar when in Istanbul. Simply wonderful! Best spices, tea, sweets and everything you can imagine. Almost every single seller is really nice and always good for a laugh with them. Stocked up on all my spices and tea...More

2  Thank vak0208
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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The directions should read 10 shops to the RIGHT of the toy stores. Tried to delete and redo this but TripAdvisor posted.
8 October 2015|
Response from NChopra55 | Reviewed this property |
Drop the review and write a fresh review
Soleil T
Hello, Can anyone tell me when the Spice Bazaar/Eqyptian Bazaar opens? I have been to Istanbul many times and love it for shopping. I'll be flying in overnight in December and wanted to go early-as soon as it opens--so I can buy a few things, then go directly to the airport to catch my flight home. I go to a store in the bazaar that sells designer bags and they have very good quality and selection. I read the bazaar opens at 8am but I wanted to ask if anyone knew if that were true or if the actual shops open later---I will only have an hr to shop..any info would be appreciated..thanks!
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
Whats the opening hours for the Bazaar? Is the nearest tram station Eminonu?
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.