Walk into a vibrant Spice Market straight from an Arabian Nights story. Be ready for a magical experience!
Since the 17th century, this bazaar has called forth shoppers and travelers far and wide in search of spice and other treasures. The second largest market in the world is located on the opposite side of Eminonu’s docks. Be ready to have your senses seduced for even when you have not yet stepped foot in the bazaar the heady scents of cardamom, chillies, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, pistachios, and saffron have already made an advance greeting. Inside is a madness that’s made to be enjoyed—together with the colorful crowd is a wealth of fabrics and fragrances as well as variety of nuts, cheese, honey, and herbal remedies.
How to get there
By bus or tram: Eminou. Look for the market behind Yeni Mosque in Eminönu