Also known as the Spice Bazaar, the Egyptian, is the oldest market in Instanbul. The best bargains to be had are in the alleys just outside of the building where more of the locals shop.
By Lara Dalinsky, AFAR Local Expert
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Selling In The Spice Bazaar
I loved the Spice Bazaar and the larger Grand Bazaar. I was mainly interested in the jewelry in the Grand Bazaar, but it was a little disappointing despite how much there was. Historically, the purpose of the jewelry was as a display of wealth and a dowry, so the gold was very pure, and therefore too soft to be worked very creatively.
Arches and Lights
I never tire of architecture and arches. The Spice Bazaar was crowded and it was a challenge to incorporate the arches and lights with a symetrical focus.
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