The spice market, not far from Grand Bazaar, is Istanbul's largest and oldest spice market, built in the 1760s. In addition to selling all kinds of spices, there are also various other arts and crafts, only a little smaller, so the price will be a little cheaper. Vendors can speak a little Chinese and greet them when they enter the door. They are very polite and friendly. They can take photos with them. They are very generous.
It's a good small market. It sells a lot of spices, Turkish fudge and other sweets. It also sells scarves and pottery. It's as crowded as the rest of Istanbul, but it's worth visiting. I bought some beautiful cashmere scarves and cotton scarves. Personally, I think the price is very good. You don't feel like you need to bargain. It's very close to our hotel, so I visited it twice and loved it very much.
Not far south from the Yeni Mosque is that the place is not too big, most of the stalls are selling food and spices. Many of the stall owners will be simple Chinese, Japanese, things should be good things, but the price is not low. If you don't want to buy, just look at it. Otherwise, the stall owners are very enthusiastic. They will show you a lot of things and taste them. You don't like not to buy them. It's embarrassing.
The Istanbul spice market is also known as the Egyptian market, because the products here mainly come from Egypt. Here you can buy all kinds of spices, not only from Africa, but also from Asia and Europe. There are really many kinds of spices, which can not be distinguished by professionals at all.
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The spice market in Egypt was built in 1660 and completed in the seventeenth century. It is an L-shaped building. There are six outlets and more than a hundred shops. There are various spices and natural medicines, as well as cheese, jam, dried fruits, Turkish famous bacon and desserts. Of course, a variety of Arts and crafts and tourist goods are also dazzling. Originally part of the Jeni Mosque, rents were collected from businesses in the market to maintain various charitable activities in the city mosque. The reason it was called the Egyptian market was that it mainly sold all kinds of goods from Cairo at that time.
Quickly farewell to the Jeni Mosque, we came to the spice market next to it, which is also a good place for rainy days. Most of the stalls in the spice market sell food. In addition to various colorful spices and fudge, there are also various kinds of flower tea, nuts, dried fruits and so on. Because of the fierce competition, each store has the same price and slightly different taste. You can try it and then decide which one to buy. The price can be cut slightly, but there is little room for reduction. I recommend you to buy pistachios here, about 40 lira per kilogram, fried very fragrant, ten times better than domestic. Spice market is not only the preferred place to buy gourmet food, but also the second place to buy tourist souvenirs. 1 Lira's blue-eyed key buckles are not sloppy at all. There are also a variety of fragrant olive oil soaps worth buying.
The shop is full of places. A street is not an open street. It is also very hot and tired to shop around. The salesperson keeps on at the door. High, "Hello" "Hello" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" "" """ "" """ "" """ "" """ "" """ "" """ "" """ "" """ "" """ """ """ """ """ """ """ """ """ """ """ "" Summer is also good.
Turkey's most traditional spices and food can be bought here. Spices are called "Baharat" in Turkish, which has been retained in many European countries. In the Egyptian market, even Chinese kitchen indispensable pepper, fodder, fennel, cumin and so on can be found. In addition, there are big and plump pistachios, peanuts and other nuts, fragrant roasted hazelnuts and so on. Many enthusiastic shopkeepers scoop out a bunch of bags for free. Dried fruits are also cheaper to buy in the spice market than in the mall. We are more interested in plates, bowls, lamps and other crafts with Ottoman patterns. On the last day, I bought Turkish fudge, candy cans, saffron and other small gifts as accompanying gifts here.