Address: Yeni Camii Meydanı, Eminönü Fatih
Phone: (0212) 513 6597
Web Site: misircarsisi.org
Working Hours: Everyday: 08:00 - 19:00
The Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), otherwise known as the Spice Bazaar, is the place to be to enjoy a fresh supply of spices, nuts, honeycomb, Turkish delights, dried figs, caviar and mature hard Turkish cheeses.
The Spice Bazaar was built in 1664 as an extension of the New Mosque (Yeni Cami) complex, and its revenues helped support the upkeep of the mosque and its philanthropic institutions such as a school, a hospital and several baths.
The market was called Mısır Carsisi (literally translated as the Egyptian Market) because the legend is that it was built with money paid as duty on Egyptian imports.