"The Spice Bazaar - Sights, Sounds and Smells" Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar Tip by mightywease
Spice Bazaar - Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul: 53 reviews and 126 photos
The Spice Bazaar is also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, Misir Carsisi, because taxes from the sale of Egyptian imports were used to help finance it.
The Bazaar is a colourful mix of sights, sounds and smells. Much smaller and more accessible than the Grand Bazaar it is equally as busy. Traders will tempt you into their shops with a tray of Turkish Delight or offer of tea and once inside you can peruse an array of spices, sweets, nuts and teas.
This is a good place to shop for gifts to take home - spices, Turkish delight, other sweets. Or maybe some Apple Tea to accompany the Tea Glasses you buy at the Grand Bazaar.
The streets around the Spice Market, particularly leading up to the Grand Bazaar, are a crowded, vibrant noisy, confusion of people, shops, stalls and carts. Take your time wandering through them - to be honest that shouldn't be difficult as you try negotiating the busy swarm of people and goods. Go with the flow, the sights, the sounds and experience shopping Istanbul style.
Open: 9.00am-6.00pm closed Sunday
Address: Cami Meydani Sok/Yeni Cami Cadessi
Directions: Fairly near Galata Bridge, on the Sultanahmet side
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