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Mısır Çarşısı, Istanbul

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Stroll the aisles of Mısır Çarşısı to experience the smells, sounds, and tastes of Turkey. The large covered market is second only to the Grand Bazaar in the Turkish capital. Built in 1660, this was historically the hub of Istanbul's spice trade, and it continues to be today. Venture to the Eminonu quarter of the Fatih district to discover more than 80 different vendors selling spices, traditional Turkish delights and other sweets, dried fruits, nuts, and souvenirs. Try your luck at bargaining for your purchase, or just savor the intense, pleasing smells that the many spices offer. Plan a Istanbul trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • We enjoyed browing around the Spice Market even though there was a lot of repetition and redundancy. If you find something at a store you like, be sure to note the number or take a photo because it.....  more
    We enjoyed browing around the Spice Market even though there was a lot of repetition and redundancy. If you find something at a store you like, be sure to note the number or take a photo because it.....  more »
  • Visited the Egyptian spice market one morning. The place is beautiful and seemingly endless - there’s stalls upon stalls both inside and outside selling spices, herbs, baklava, nuts, Turkish delight....  more
    Visited the Egyptian spice market one morning. The place is beautiful and seemingly endless - there’s stalls upon stalls both inside and outside selling spices, herbs, baklava, nuts, Turkish delight....  more »
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  • It was really interesting place!! Thought we were in Japan. Everybody talked to us in very fluent Japanese, asking to take a look the store. Never seen so many non Japanese speaks so good Japanese. Some could even have very good conversations. Besides mixture of culture, the building were newer and nicer, and easier to find same store later, we end up shopping a lot of stuff here since they have more than spices. Every shop offer you to sample Turkish delights, so just by going through the bazaar, you can get full. Very interesting place.
  • Spice Bazaar is a really old place, built in 1664, it is one of the most colorful bazaar of Istanbul that offers numberless spices, Turkish delights, caviar, dried nuts and more. We bought some nice souvenirs from there. We also got spices and Turkish delights from a nearby place. Chocolate Turkish delight is so yummy, I highly recommend the one with crunchy stuff inside (it tastes like Oreo). If you are in Istanbul this place is a must. Just be careful when you want to buy anything. Ask about the price in different shops because the price may vary from one place to another.

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