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 belowed ones before leaving Istanbul.
What to Expect, See and Buy at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar?
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 Egytian Caravan, during the periond 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 coffe.
Grand Bazaar is not only a place to make shopping, but also a great historical site that, by walking through the livelt streets of the Bazaar, you can experience and enjoy a journey in the company of the enchanting scents of the spices and herbs. A great day out at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar is one of the best attractions as for shopping in Istanbul
Egyptian Spice Bazaar Visiting Hours
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.
Shopping Tours for Egyptian Spice Bazaar
You may explore the Egyptian Spice Bazaar via daily tours made by the local travel agents with professional guides. It is a very good option if you don't want to go through the hassle of making all the arrangements including the tickets, waiting at the queue and 2-ways transportation by your own and feel like you may have troubles with them. And we recommend the two world brands GetYourGuide
tours, made by the best reputed and registered tour agents in Istanbul and offer comfortable, safe and the cheapest tours with 2-ways transportation from your hotel or meeting point, professional guides, insurance and easy cancellation. You may find the top selling guided Egyptian Spice Bazaar tours below.
Where is the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and 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.
Check the Istanbul Railway Network Map
for the Tram stops and Istanbul Ferry Lines Map
Egyptian Spice Bazaar adress, phone, web and map
Mısır Çarşısı No.: 92, Eminonu, Fatih, Istanbul
+90 212 513 65 97
+90 212 513 69 90