Friday, 26 July 2013

That's what we call a market, Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul

After visiting the Grand Bazaar we expected it could not get any better. Our preference goes however out to the Egyptian Bazaar founded by Safiye Sultan, the wife of Sultan Murat 3. The bazaar was part of the Yeni Camii or New Mosque and the constructions started in 1597.

It was crowded and people were actively buying. Exceptionally you find here some souvenirs but the bazaar sells mainly food. When you search for local specialities, this is the place to be.

On the pictures you see examples of Turkish Delight, dried fruit, souvenirs, Döner, spices in all kinds of colours, tea, dried garlic and so much more. After our visit we took a seat alongside the Bosphorus and started on the dried fruit we bought.

Na een bezoek aan de Grand Bazaar hadden we verwacht dat het niet meer beter kon. Onze voorkeur gaat echter uit naar de Egyptische Bazaar opgericht door Safiye Sultan, de echtgenote van Sultan Murat 3. De bazaar maakte deel uit van de Yeni Camii of de Nieuwe Moskee en de bouwwerken werden aangevat in 1597.

Het was er druk en mensen kochten veel. Af en toe vind je hier ook souvenirs maar de Egyptische Bazaar richt zich voornamelijk op etenswaren. Als je op zoek bent naar lokale specialiteit dan is dit de geschikte plaats. 

Op de foto's zie je voorbeelden van Turkish Delight, gedroogd fruit, souvenirs, Döner, kruiden in allerlei kleuren, thee, gedroogd look, en zo veel meer. Na ons bezoek, gingen we even zitten langs de Bosphorus om te genieten van het net gekochte gedroogd fruit.. 
 
Egyptian Market Istanbul

Egyptian Market Istanbul

Egyptian Market Istanbul Candy

Egyptian Market Istanbul Ceramic

Egyptian Market Istanbul Spices

Egyptian Market Istanbul Ceramic Spices

Egyptian Market Istanbul Garlic

Egyptian Market Istanbul

Egyptian Market Istanbul

Egyptian Market Istanbul Turkish Delight

Egyptian Market Istanbul Dried Fruit

Egyptian Market Istanbul

Egyptian Market Istanbul Doner

Egyptian Market Istanbul Spices

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9 comments:

  1. Al die kruiden, gedroogde vruchten en etenswaren zien er overheerlijk uit, ik krijg het water in de mond!
    Mijnnikonenik

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  2. What an array of spices etc. I did notice that many of them were not covered on top which is interesting from my point of veiw.
    Looks a great place to shop.

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  3. What incredible diversity in this bazaar. Love seeing this and would love to go there!

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  4. WOW! If I'd been there I would have bought - and eaten - WAY too much!!

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  5. You have arrived at a heaven of food.

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  6. daar hebben ze ook geen specerijen en snoep te kort :-)

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  7. de kruiden trekken mijn aandacht Filip.

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  8. I just had a friend come back from Istanbul and bought a ring from the Grand Bazaar. Prompted me to come back and peek at your blog posts. Have a chance to go there with my friend and am cconsidering it

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