World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.6 (162 votes)

Egyptian Bazaar

Listed under Food Markets in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
  • Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
Photo of Egyptian Bazaar
Photo by flickr user exfordy
Pin It

This is one of the oldest bazaars in Istanbul – so it's pretty old – it was built in the 16th and 17th Centuries, at the same time as the Yeni Mosque which it's attached to. The space is 'L' shaped, and indoors, and there are 88 separate 'rooms', which are really just one long corridor, all with impressive vaulted ceilings, some of which have now been annexed as a second storey. It started off as a spice market, and is still a spice market, though over the years dried fruits, nuts, seeds and other delicacies, including Turkish Delight, have been added to the bill of fare, In recent years it's become more of a tourist attraction so now you can also find jewellery, pipes and other things visitors might like to buy.

The main entrance is in the south west corner, opening on to the Yeni Mosque.

The streets surrounding the bazaar have a commercial shine to them as well, especially Hasircilar Caddesi, which is where you can buy more spices and other kitchen related goodies.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

Read out your full article. Such an informative and amazing post. Thanks for sharing. Before buy any kind of fishing gadget or tools do some research so that your money don't get waste.Please visit attached link and Keep going!

https://www.buyfishingguide.com/best-spincast-reel/

I love spices and the prospect of visiting a huge, ancient market dedicated only to spices and located right where Europe meets Asia got me all worked up.My blog: topspinningreels.com

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

Similar Experiences

  • La Merced

    La Merced isn't just the name of the market, or the old monastery the market was named for, it's the name of the whole area, wh…

  • Mercato Centrale

    Check out the photos for the best idea of the pleasures of the Mercato Centrale. Here are the details: built in the 19th Centu…

  • Male Fish Market

    There are a lot of islands in the Maldives, but there’s a lot of ocean as well, and in that area of ocean there are loads of fi…

Nearby Experiences

  • Yeni Mosque

    Also called the New Mosque, this is one of the great sights of Istanbul, an Ottoman Imperial mosque built on the 'Golden Horn' …

  • Topkapi Palace of the Ottoman Sultans

    Istanbul's famous Topkapi Palace is arranged within a series of large courtyards. A line of rooms facing an inner courtyard is …

  • Galatasaray Fish Market

    Also called Balik Pazari, this is supposed to be 'the' fish market in Istanbul. It doesn't have huge number of stores, around …

Related links

Contribute to this page