Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)

The spice is one of the oldest historical places in . As soon as you enter the Spice , you will be struck by a symphony of aromas. The building itself was constructed with proceeds from taxes levied on Egypt (“Mısır” is the Turkish word for Egypt) and is part of the New Mosque complex. is located on the so-called , and the played an important role in transforming the city into a commercial power plant. Although formerly known as the New Bazaar and Valide Bazaar, the bazaar became known in the 18th century as Mısır Çarşısı or “” because spices imported from the East generally passed through Egypt on their way to . There are six entrances to the bazaar and all streets are connected to the central Dua Square (Dua Meydanı), where the impressive Ezan Kiosk is located. Like many of ’s iconic buildings, the has suffered a fire over the centuries. Its current appearance is largely the result of restoration work carried out by Istanbul City Council in 1940. Treat yourself to a vibrant experience with vibrant colours and wonderful aromas of natural medicines, seeds, herbs and roots. At the bazaar you will also find a selection of dried fruits, local goods and souvenirs for your loved ones.

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