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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4 Comments

You can never see any place like there in the world. The smell of the spices is priceless
Esra
Local
July 25, 2018
After the restoration it looks soo good
Şengüler Tourism-Hakan
Local
May 30, 2018
you may find a variety of both desersts and spices...
Çetin
Local
May 15, 2017
Pandeli is sold to another restaurant and closed right now. No news what will happen soon...
Dila
Local
September 20, 2016

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