Main entrance of the Spice bazaar - this bazaar is located in the Eminonu quarter of the Fatih district

Main entrance of the Spice bazaar - this bazaar is located in the Eminonu quarter of the Fatih district

Some of the shops beside the entrance gate - The market was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque, which is next to it

Some of the shops beside the entrance gate - The market was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque, which is next to it

A shop keeper looks busy to organise his shop in the morning

A shop keeper looks busy to organise his shop in the morning

Some of the famous Turkish sweets on display inside the Spice Bazaar

Some of the famous Turkish sweets on display inside the Spice Bazaar

A jewellery shop - The name of this market references the fact that the building was initially endowed with taxes levied on goods imported from Egypt

A jewellery shop - The name of this market references the fact that the building was initially endowed with taxes levied on goods imported from Egypt

A meat seller's shop inside the Egyptian Bazaar (Misri bazaar) - Istanbul

A meat seller's shop inside the Egyptian Bazaar (Misri bazaar) - Istanbul

Spices on sale inside the bazaar - Now more and more shops are being opened in this market which sell goods other than spices

Spices on sale inside the bazaar - Now more and more shops are being opened in this market which sell goods other than spices

A shop named Pinar with its decorated entrance

A shop named Pinar with its decorated entrance

Local ceramics on sale - This bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits

Local ceramics on sale - This bazaar has a total of 85 shops selling spices and other sweets, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits

A shop selling both sweets and spices inside the Egyptian Bazaar

A shop selling both sweets and spices inside the Egyptian Bazaar

In this shop dried fruits and spices were being sold - This bazaar in the past bazaar was the last stop for the camel caravans that travelled the Silk Routes

In this shop dried fruits and spices were being sold - This bazaar in the past bazaar was the last stop for the camel caravans that travelled the Silk Routes

Interior of the the Egyptian Bazaar

Interior of the the Egyptian Bazaar

Different varieties of the Turkish sweets and dried fruit

Different varieties of the Turkish sweets and dried fruit

This small door gives access from the side - Yeni Mosque can be seen in the background

This small door gives access from the side - Yeni Mosque can be seen in the background

A hookah shop, also known as shisha

A hookah shop, also known as shisha

Some of the finest local delicacies on display

Some of the finest local delicacies on display

Belly dancers' costume - Here it is evident that more non spice shops are opening in this market

Belly dancers' costume - Here it is evident that more non spice shops are opening in this market

A shop selling all kind of stuff inside the SPice Bazaar

A shop selling all kind of stuff inside the SPice Bazaar

Multi coloured decoration pieces in a rack

Multi coloured decoration pieces in a rack

Another door of the Spice Bazaar

Another door of the Spice Bazaar

Dried fruits and spices on sale inside the Misri Bazaar

Dried fruits and spices on sale inside the Misri Bazaar