One of the highlights of our stay was a visit to the covered Spice Bazaar located in the Bazaar Quarter near the Golden Horn. Surrounded by narrow streets the Spice Bazaar was built in 1660 as an extension of the New Mosque Complex. Once you enter the bazaar you will see stalls upon stalls of spices, herbs, teas, nuts, honey, etc. This is a wonderful place to stock up on oriental spices, including saffron!
|Mountains of spices|
|Spices and Sweets|
|Spices, teas and dried tea blossoms|
(Photos taken by Conrad Turner)