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SPICE MARKET, EGYPTIAN MARKET (MISIR ÇARŞISI)

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During the Byzantine period, it was a market where Venetians and Genoese came to sell rare spices, hence its other name spice market. Built on an L-shaped plan, it has four main entrances and more than 100 shops where a thousand and one spices, honeys, cheeses, from all the Turkish provinces, flowers, aphrodisiac mixtures, dried meats and even domestic animals are traded. Restored in 1943, this market is strongly imbued with the oriental atmosphere with its colours and smells, much more exotic than that of the Grand Bazaar, which has become the centre of jewellers and carpet merchants. That being said, jewellers are gaining a little more ground each year.

Be sure to visit the adjacent streets outside the bazaar. Pass on the left the flower and bird market to get lost in the alleys at the back. The many itinerant merchants present a very picturesque world where electronic devices, tools, perfumes are sold in a jumble... If you want to buy Turkish coffee, you can go to the Kuru Kahveci Mehmet Efendi. No need for an address, the shop is in front of the market, on the right wing: just follow the smell. If there's a problem, ask, the whole neighborhood knows it. Coffee is sold by weight: you go to the counter from the outside and choose one of the packages that are ready for sale.

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Vis-a-vis the pier of Eminönü. Open every day from 8.30am to 7pm.

Members' reviews on SPICE MARKET, EGYPTIAN MARKET (MISIR ÇARŞISI)

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Morwé
5/5
Visited in july 2019
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Une bonne alternative au Grand Bazar si on est un peu claustrophobe. Celui ci est beaucoup moins grand, intéressant architecturalement mais sans plus, par contre il est un peu plus authentique tout comme les rues derrière. Il sent bon les épices! Il n'y a quasiment que de la nourriture.
DustOmbres
5/5
Visited in july 2019
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On y retrouve la magie que le Grand Bazar a perdu
Les odeurs, les couleurs... Il est bien plus agréable d'y flaner qu'au Grand Bazar.
Ne pas manquer à l'extérieur le petit marché aux animaux et aux plantes, où l'on peut acheter des 'Mr.Doctor', (sangsues), ou encore avoir la preuve matérielle que le chat est roi à Istanbul.
fute_921683
4/5
Visited in august 2019
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Bazar plus authentique
Plus authentique que le grand bazar !
Y flâner ! Je n’ai rien acheté pour autant
Antar
5/5
Visited in august 2019
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Petit Bazar
Loukoums, épices, mélanges de thé et éléments de vaisselle remplissent cet endroit de couleurs.
audrey39b
4/5
Visited in january 2019
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Très beau lieu
Le lieu est magnifique. Par contre toute les enseignes se ressemblent et vendent quasiment la même chose.
Florent73
5/5
Visited in march 2018
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Autre grand marché d'Istanbul, ballade très sympathique a travers les étales d'épices
ClaireMarieR
4/5
Visited in october 2017
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Ce marché ressemble au grand bazar, mais en plus petit. C'est agréable de s'y balader, les différentes odeurs nous font voyager. C'est tout de même un attrape-touriste, attention aux arnaques.
PLMarie50
5/5
Visited in october 2016
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Marché magnifique, plein de couleurs et d'odeurs enivrantes.
kessamuel
4/5
Visited in may 2017
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Marché très agréable pour flâner, rien de bien original en terme d'emplette, on y trouve à peu près les mêmes articles partout
jfriends005
3/5
Visited in may 2017
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Très belle architecture. Piège à touriste, à éviter pour l'aspect commercial mais à voir pour les yeux et le nez.
macadam
2/5
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De beaux étalages d'épices, de fruits secs et de sucreries.
Par contre, j'ai l'impression que c'est plus pour les touristes que pour les turques.

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