The Egyptian Market (or Spice Market) is filled with the fragrance of the exotic East. Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish Delight) and other edibles fill most of the shops in Istanbul's Misir Çarsisi, though jewelry and other high-margin goods have begun to move in.

It's no wonder: this is prime retail space, right at the southern end of the Galata Bridge on the Golden Horn in the Eminonu district, right next to the New Mosque (Yeni Cami).

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