Istanbul's beloved
spice bazaar

Mısır Çarşısı

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Why locals love it

Although it’s smaller than the Grand Bazaar, many locals prefer to shop at Mısır Çarşısı as it’s located close to Eminönü port. They come here to purchase top-quality spices, sweets, dried fruit, nuts and a range of other edible items.

Why you should visit it

If you don’t have the time or patience to visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Mısır Çarşısı is a well-located alternative. Stallholders are happy to share their wares, so stop by and sample, sniff and admire the myriad of delicacies on offer! They also sell leather products and souvenirs.

Special tip

Inside the bazaar you’ll find the famous Pandeli Turkish restaurant. It has been serving excellent food since 1901 and is definitely worth a visit.

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9 Comments

For me, the best thing are actually the streets behind the historic bazaar building. So many streets, all dedicated to different goods. You can basically everything you need there from clothes to household items to phone accessories.
Meissoun
Traveller
August 21, 2019
The real Spike market
Eda
Local
February 2, 2019
must see touristic location!
Beste
Local
January 16, 2019
Hallmark
Zeynep
Local
November 9, 2018
Touristic
deniz
Local
October 5, 2018

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