Istanbul leaves the powder of spices which is elixir of the East. It is located in Eminonu and after the grand bazaar it is the second largest and oldest covered bazaar which was built in 1664 in Turkey. Spice Bazaar is an “L” shaped building. It came to be known as Egyptian Bazaar because the majority of the products especially the spices used to be imported from Egypt. Today it is the best place in Istanbul to find spices, nuts, herbal teas, dried fruits, flower seeds, scarce plant roots/peels and traditional Turkish foods such as Turkish delight, Turkish coffee and it functioned as a natural pharmacy. It is a right place to find a herbal love or natural Turkish Viagra. It has 86 shops which can be accessed by way of 6 different entrances. Spice Bazaar is an essential shopping destination if you're in the city and you're at all interested in food. It has restaurants with a view over the Golden Horn and Galata Bridge.
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday between 8:00 - 18:00. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.