Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar

Spice BazaarSpice Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminonu, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Due to the fact that many spices were imported via Egypt in the Ottoman period, the name “Misir Carsisi was favoured by the public. The world “misir” has a double meaning in Turkish: “Egypt” and “maize”. This is why sometimes the name is wrongly translated as “Corn Bazaar”. The Bazaar was (and still is) the center for spice trade in Istanbul. It is possible to find all kinds of spices from all over the world and very nice, tasty Turkish Delights.