Vividly coloured spices are displayed alongside jewel-like lokum (Turkish delight) at this Ottoman-era marketplace, providing eye candy...
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Rüstem Paşa Mosque
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Spice Bazaar · interesting places nearby
Pandeli's three salons are encrusted with stunning turqoise-coloured İznik tiles and furnished with chandeliers and richly upholstered banquettes. Though its location above the main entrance to the Spice Bazaar makes it a popular lunch spot for tourists (locals wouldn't dream of eating here), we suggest visiting for a tea or coffee after the main lunch service instead.