"The Markets" Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar Tip by Avryle

Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul: 53 reviews and 126 photos

  The Grand Bazaar
by Avryle

You can't miss the markets. Kapali Carsi (more commoly known as the Grand Bazaar or Covered Market) is the one most often visited by tourists which means its also the one that's out to scalp tourists more. Personally I prefered the Misir Carsisi (Spice Market). This is the ultimate one-stop shopping area for gifts as well as a great place to meet some of the vendors and chat. Have fun testing your haggling skills here!

Address: Misir Carsisi- part of the Yeni Cami Mosque comple
Directions: Grab a cab to the end of the Galata Bridge (if coming from Taksim) then dodge traffic to get to the other side (if you want to save $$ on the cab fare)
Phone: 5376466331
Website: http://www.citytripsistanbul.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 20, 2003
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