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Shop for spices and souvenirs at the Spice Bazaar

Shopping Specialist food and drink Fatih Spice Bazaar

What is it? Smaller than the nearby Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, was built in the 16th century and features rows of stalls selling spices, sweets, tea varieties, dried fruits and other goods.

Why go? A great place to shop for spices, Turkish delights and other souvenirs, the Spice Bazzar is also a visual experience as the spice vendors prominently display their colorful wares in large, pyramid-like mounds.

Don’t miss: Herbal remedies abound in the bazaar and you’ll find spices or edible seeds allegedly good for things like memory, immunity, digestion and general well-being. We’ll let you be the judge of what’s known as Turkish Viagra, which is in fact dried quince stuffed with walnuts.

Smaller than the nearby Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, was built in the 16th century and features rows of spice vendors prominently displaying their colorful wares in large, pyramid-like mounds, making it a visual experience as much as a place to shop for spices, Turkish delights and other souvenirs.

Address:Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul
Contact:Phone: (0212) 513 65 97
www.misircarsisi.org.tr/
Opening hours:Open daily 08:00-19:30. Closed on October 29 and during religious holidays.

Source: TimeOut / Istanbul

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