Spice Bazaar, aka. Egyptian Bazaar, the second largest covered
market in the city, was part of the mosque complex. Other surviving
parts of the complex are the tombs and the magnificent fountain. On
the mosque side of the L-shaped Spice Bazaar, there is a popular
flower market and cafes, and fish, vegetable and grocery stores
occupy the other side. Once all of the shops inside the bazaar used
to sell spices, but over the time some have turned into dried fruit,
grocery and gift shops or jewelers. It is one of the attractive
sites in Istanbul with its vivacious and distinctive atmosphere.
centuries, the Turkish have been coming to the Spice Bazaars instead
of the doctors for centuries old remedies, and even for modern day
illnesses. Herbal remedies can often alleviate symptoms for diseases
like cancer and remedies for infertility, weight loss.