Also known as the Spice Market;
this is Istanbul’s second biggest bazaar, constructed in the same complex as Yeni Camii (or New Mosque).
There are six gates, which make it an attractive exterior.
The Bazaar is most visited place in Istanbul tours as named Grand Spice Market visit.
The L-shaped market,together with the mosque were built for the mother of Mehmet IV.
Apowerful woman who ruled the harem and, some would say, much of the empire.
Although no longer the prime spice trading area of the city.
there is still the aroma of ginger, cardamom, pepper and saffron from the piles of spices sold from many stalls.
ISTANBUL SPICE BAZAAR TOUR GUIDE
Istanbul Spice bazaar tour guide can easily help you to best-buy and direct you to genuine products.
These days it is also popular for great varieties of lokum (turkish delight), small souvenirs, flavoured teas and local delicacies including the dubious sounding “Turkish Viagra”.
Locals come here to shop for bed linen and towels as well as for fruit and vegetables, coffee, clothes, pots and pans in the surrounding cramped backstreets.
Outside the market on the Galata Bridge end, is this is the best place to choose olives from huge barrels, and many varieties of beyaz penir (white cheese).
The Spice market covers an area of 384 city blocks.
The market was first established within the complex (Kulliye) of the New Mosque.
It is believed that the market got its name because it was built using funds from the Ottoman division in Egypt in 1660 and completed in 1664