Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi)
The Spice Bazaar is one of the most popular markets in Istanbul. It is considered to be the second oldest one in the city after the notable Grand Bazaar. The Spice Bazaar is placed in one of the liveliest areas in Istanbul, in the Eminonu neighborhood and is a preferred place to visit not only by tourists but also by locals.
The Spice Bazaar is an L -shape building that includes 88 rooms. In all these rooms visitors can see a great variety of spices from all over the world. The historical development of the Spice Bazaar is connected with the Ottoman period when Egyptians started to import various spices in Istanbul. This is why it is also known as the Egyptian Bazaar.
There is no doubt that the Spice Bazaar is really worth paying a visit as it will meet your expectations in terms of original traditional and international spices. Probably your travel to Istanbul will be incomplete if you miss the Spice Bazaar.