This is a must see for anyone visiting Istanbul very colourful and lively and also nice spice aroma. If buying spices watch the calculations as these guys play with calculators and can add unseen costs, if you have excess time try buying your spices elsewhere but still enjoy the experience.
The Egyptian (or Spice) Bazaar is an interesting walk about with similar shops in the surrounding streets. It is MUCH small than the Grand Bazaar which has hundreds of shops of pretty much the same things. Here you will find spices exotic and not. I bought some long stem Saffron which they vacuum packed. The nice thing about it is... 更多
This relatively small bazaar can be seen in less than 30 minutes and mostly features shops selling spices, teas, nuts, and dried fruits. There is other stuff, but not nearly the variety to be found in the Grand Bazaar. It is a fun place to look around, but the prices are ridiculous. Most items cost 2-3+ times what they should.... 更多
Terrible place. Don't go there. Crowds of people, everything for stupid tourists. Nothing good. All is expensive. Try the distant areas of Istanbul to buy all the same at three times cheaper prices. Besides, you get to see, what real Turks are doing and how they live.
A more local feel than the Grand Bazaar. Be sure to haggle as it is expected. Many spice shops, Turkish Delight shops but also a lot of low quality "made in China" items such as toys and clothes. Many housewares stalls. Go for the experience.
Essentially although geared to food items, these are exactly the same as the ones in the grand bazaar, so I couldn't recommend going if you've already been to the GB. On the other hand for foodies, there really is a lot of products here you probably would struggle to get elsewhere. As always haggle (especially the saffron!) and shop around... 更多
Its got shops selling spices, Turkish delight and all sort of trinkets for tourist. It was really crowded. I don't think a local Turk would go shop for spices in there! I found this market to be very touristy...walked out in like 5 min.
One of the greatest places of history and culture of Turkey. All sorts of people and spices can be found and right after you get out you head towards the best Turkish coffee place in the world. Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi!!!
Excellent shop, fast selling so everything is fresh. Amazing selection of dry fruits, dried fruits, dried vegetables mixes, teas, spices, turkish delights, honey! Went crazy shopping here. Excellent service, although you might have to wait for a while before someone serves you as they are busy. I went on a Saturday afternoon, which might have explained the crowds. You can... 更多
Also known as the spice bazaar, this one is a must visit if you are in Istanbul. Way better than Grand Bazaar! You will find loads and loads of spices and herbal teas and Turkish tea and coffee and what not! Very colourful, spoilt for choice, crowded and can get overwhelming during weekends. Closes at 7pm so get there early.... 更多
Wonderful quality Turkish sweets and spices from a number of venders. Don't buy the goods at the front that are open, go into the back of the shops to get fresh cut and not handled by so many people. Good place for souvenir tea sets and coffee sets.
The best thing about this Bazaar is that it is a big L and you cannot get lost going from one side to another. Also it is easy to find as it is right by the Galata Bridge and a tram stop. The market is full of bright colors and wonderful smells. It is easy to get through without a... 更多