Istanbul: The Spice Market

The Spice Market is a sight to behold. In some ways it reminds me of Pike Place, a functioning market that’s also a huge tourist attraction. The market itself is an enclosed structure next to the New Mosque (in fact, the market was set up by the mosque and rents helped subsidize the mosque and its charitable projects) plus blocks of stalls in every direction. You can buy anything you want/need/didn’t know existed including….

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Turkish delight

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Nuts and dried fruit

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Baklava galore

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Cheese

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Olives

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…and waders! Literally everything!

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3 thoughts on “Istanbul: The Spice Market

  1. Ok, so I blathered on and on on your FB page and forgot one thing. Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Ordinary Objects is near Beyoglu, right by where we were staying and I missed it! Hope you’ll get a chance to see it.

  2. Hidden in between all those little stalls are secret mosques! I discovered this one day when a bunch of guys just started pouring (literally) out of this tiny, heretofore unnoticed door in between the stalls. Look for them! Mosques everywhere!

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