The Egyptian Bazaar is one of the most established shopping areas in Istanbul. Due to the building structure, the tourist market has become one of the commercial centers. This bazaar, which is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, is one of the places that must be seen on Istanbul trips. You can reach the bazaar in a short walk, for sure. The pigeons in front of the bazaar can make you enjoyable and peaceful times. You can have a pleasant time with your children, you can meet your needs from the bazaar.
Spice makers of the Egyptian Bazaar are famous. The bazaar, where all kinds of spices and generic flavors are found, welcomes you in the presence of delicious scents. The writing of at least one foreign currency beside the Turkish lira increases the customer base.
Two great fires in its history, the bazaar in which it lives, has been transformed into a day of restoration. The Egyptian market is constructed in L shape and is located to the west of the New Mosque. The reason why the Çarşın is referred to as the Egyptian Bazaar is that it is done with taxpayers from Cairo. There are a total of six doors at the market. Throughout history, spices and medicinal herbs that are believed to be alluring were sold.
The Ottoman sultan IV. The construction of the Egyptian Bazaar built by Hatice Turhan Sultan as the foundation of the New Mosque by Mehmet’s mother Hatice Turhan Sultan was started in 1660 by Mimar Kasım Ağa and completed by Mimar Mustafa Aga in 1664. In the first years it was called as Yeni Çarşı and Valide Çarşısı; From the 18th century onwards, the spice route was referred to as the Egyptian Bazaar because it was the Egyptian stop before Istanbul.
There are 86 shops in the bazaar which has 6 doors including Fish Market Door, Garden Door (Haseki Door), Flower Market Door, New Mosque Door, Ketenciler Door and Eminönü Door that open to Tahtakale, and there are 86 shops, It consists of two separate sections in connection with the work done because of separation of tired and cottony.