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-Attractions June 23, 2016
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Spice Bazaar İnterior

Spice Bazaar İnterior

Do you know Spice Bazaar IstanbulThis little place is very interesting actually. It is from the old Istanbul city and has jewelry store, spice store and Turkish delight stores. It is located in Eminonu district. When you come to Istanbul, If you think come to this side of the city, you shoul this market. You can find every kind of spice in this place. Also you can find diffrent kind of Turkish delight, jewelry, clothes, halal meat and more.. The sellers know the people who are from foreign country. This is why shopping is not hard for them. Most of them know English.

Spice Bazaar Hours and Address

  Open                                                    Close

08:30                                                 19:00

Address: Beyazıt Mah. Büyük Çarşı, Eminonu/Istanbul

Spice Bazaar History and Architecture

Spice Bazaar which is the arasta of New Mosque Complex han an ‘’L’’ plan at the South of the mosque and was built between 1663 and 1664. It is named as such (Egypt) because the spices sold in the shops at the bazaar during Ottoman period are brought through Egypt road. Shops are lined at two sides of the structure that is covered with vault and a lenght of 270 meters. The bazaar that sells spices, seeds of flowers, various plants, dried fruits and delicatessen is among the liveliest shopping centers. At the point where ‘’L’’ is United, there is Flower Bazaar on the side of the mosque. Here; besides plants and seeds, pets are sold.

A view from spice bazaar shop

A view from spice bazaar shop

Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar is the Flower Market. The tea houses here are we always full. The Spice Bazaar is the second- largest covered market in teh city with more then 100 shops, many of them still selling spices, while others are famous for their dired fruits and nuts or their cheeses and pastırma. Outside the market is a colourful street filled with merchants selling fish, cheese or olives.

A turkish delight store from spice bazaar

A turkish delight store from spice bazaar

Spice Bazaar Turkish Baklava

Spice Bazaar Turkish Baklava

History of Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar is located behind the New Mosque, adjacent to the Flower Passage. It is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. The Spice Bazaar was constructed on the orders of Sultan Turhan, the mother of Mehmed IV, 1660 in order to generate funds for the upkeep of the nearby mosque that had been completed on her orders. The architect was Kazım Agha. Te Bazaar isn an “L” shaped building that consists of 100 small shops or rooms. Originally, the name of the bazaar was the Valide (mother of Sultan) Bazaar as many spice-sellers who held stalls here important spices from Egypt. The part of the Bazaar closer the mosque Yeni Cami is covered by a dome. In the section where two parts of the L shaped structure meet, is the wooden podium of the guild administrator. The administrator would make announcements concerning the guild from here and take care of any problems. The bazaar was last restored in 1940-1943 by Istanbul Metropolitan Council.

Note: You can travel this place in 30 minutes.

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