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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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  • Scam and scam and very bad to go and spend time at this market.. take care all .. I been outside every thing same almost half price 😞😞😞😞I paid 230 lira for Safron in side. . Out side 75 .. scaaam 
    Scam and scam and very bad to go and spend time at this market.. take care all .. I been outside every thing same almost half price 😞😞😞😞I paid 230 lira for Safron in side. . Out side 75 .. scaaam  more »
  • The spice bazzar is the best place to get your products from. If you are in the neighbourhood, you should check out Marmara lokum who has the best salesman ever and also enjoy each delicacy. Also the....  more
    The spice bazzar is the best place to get your products from. If you are in the neighbourhood, you should check out Marmara lokum who has the best salesman ever and also enjoy each delicacy. Also the....  more »
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  • The Spice Bazaar is an amazing place and an absolute must see while in Istanbul. Sellers are friendly and not as pushy as at the Grand Bazaar. Prices are also pretty decent when compared to Grand Bazaar. However, I found my greatest bargains at shops behind or around the Spice Bazaar. Do yourself a favour: get a tea or fresh orange juice at the little kiosk just inside Gate 6 and enjoy it outside at their sitting area and just watch life pass by!
  • Mainly teas and spices can be found here, as well as desserts. Some jewelry also found. Zultanite can also be found. Be weary of some vendors that will charge double than other places. I paid 200TL for a kilo of baklava and then another vendor was selling 1 kilo for 100TL. Same thing with teas. Apple teas should cost around ~340TL for the kilo. I found a shop near gate two that sold it for 120TL.

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