The historical Egyptian Bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in the city of Istanbul. The market was the international trade center of the Ottoman. Today, it is a colourful and authentic bazaar famous for its herbalists and many interesting souvenirs, also the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.
Its name is Egyptian Bazaar because it was built with the revenues from the Ottoman eyalet of Egypt in 1660. The bazaar is the center for spice trade in Istanbul. Spice Bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices, Turkish delight and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts.
No visit to Istanbul is complete without stopping by the atmospheric Spice Bazaar.
Make sure to visit the Egyptian Bazaar, more colourful and vibrant in Ramadan than their usual.