Spice Bazaar Istanbul ( Mısır Carsisi )

Spice Bazaar Istanbul

Spice Bazaar(Egyptian Bazaar), the second biggest closed bazaar of Istanbul. It was named Valide Bazaar when it was first founded but it was named the Mısır Carsısı (The Egyptian Bazaar), due to the many types od spice sold there, it is known as the Spice Bazaar by foreign tourists.

About Spice Bazaar

  • How to get to Spice Bazaar from Sultanahmet and Taksim?

  • What to buy from Spice Bazaar?

  • What time does Spice Bazaar open and close?

  • Is Spice Bazaar open on Sunday?

About Spice Bazaar

The market was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque, with rent from the shops supporting the upkeep of the mosque as well as its charitable activities, which included a school, hamam and hospital. The market's Turkish name, the Mısır Çarşısı (Egyptian Market), references the fact that the building was initially endowed with taxes levied on goods imported from Egypt. In its heyday, the bazaar was the last stop for the camel caravans that travelled the Silk Road from China, India and Persia.

Spice Bazaar Interior

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How to get to Spice Bazaar from Sultanahmet and Taksim?

The Spice Bazaar is down near the waterfront of Eminonu, near the Galata Bridge and next to the New Mosque (Yeni Cami). It’s next to the Eminonu tram stop on the T1 line. From Taksim , it’s across the Galata Bridge, or you can also get a ferry to Eminonu. You can also take T1 line to Eminonu Tram stop from Sultanahmet.

What time does Spice Bazaar open and close? and Is it open on Sunday?

The Spice Bazaar is a lot smaller than the Grand Bazaar and is laid out of two covered “streets” at a right-angle, so you’re unlikely to get lost. It gets crowded later in the day, but that’s when it’s at its best. The Spice Bazaar keeps slightly different hours to the Grand Bazaar. The most significant difference is that it’s open on Sundays (the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays).

The Spice Bazaar hours are 9am – 7pm every day, apart from religious and public holidays.

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What to buy from Spice Bazaar?

Beside spices and natural herbs, describing Spice Market, it is always possible to find various kinds of fresh dried fruit. In Spice bazaar, besides products that are suitable for their old traditions such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots and shells, nuts, delicatessen products and various foodstuffs are sold.

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