The historical Egyptian Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi) or so-called Spice Market, is a colorful and mystical covered spice market lined with spice stalls in Eminonu coast, near the Yeni Mosque, in the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul. It is also one of the most popular covered markets in the world, together with famous Grand Bazaar. Also called as, Egyptian Spice Market, it is a popular points of interest and a perfect place with the tourists to end their Istanbul visit by shopping for some souvenirs for their beloved ones before leaving Istanbul.
What to Expect, See and Buy?
Egyptian Spice Bazaar is housed in a building that was built in 1660 and named after the fact that the goods for trade from the India and far east was arriving to this place over Egypt by the Egyptian Caravan, during the period of the Ottomans.
Egyptian Spice Bazaar consists of a series of covered streets featuring 100 shops and two restaurants along the gates. The nickname “Spice” was given for the majority of the shops’ selling herbs and spices. You are able to find about every kind of herbs and spices at the market, and as well as ingredients for cooking, Turkish delight and Turkish coffee.
The Egyptian Spice Bazaar is open every day from 08:00-19:30 (09:30:19:00 on Sundays), closed on national holidays. Entrance to Egyptian Spice Bazaar is free of charge.
How to Get There?
The Egyptian Spice Bazaar is situated just accross the Eminonu Public Ferries and Galata Port, near the Yeni Mosque, in the Eminonu neighborhood of Fatih district, in the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul. Getting to Egyptian Spice Bazaar is very easy that you may reach there by walking from the Eminonu tram stop or public ferries dock in about 5 mins. The Bagcilar-Kabatas tram (T1 line) has a Eminonu stop.
From Taksim, you may take public busses to Eminonu, or take Taksim-Kabatas funicular (F1 line) and take the tram. From the Asian side, you may take public ferries to Eminonu and from there, you take the tram to get to grand Bazaar.
Address, phone, web and map
Address: Mısır ÇarşısıNo.: 92, Eminonu, Fatih, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 513 65 97
Fax: +90 212 513 69 90