Vividly coloured spices are displayed alongside jewel-like lokum (Turkish delight) at this Ottoman-era marketplace, providing eye candy...
Rüstem Paşa Mosque
Nestled in the middle of the busy Tahtakale shopping district, this diminutive mosque is a gem. Dating from 1560, it was designed by...
Only in İstanbul would a 400-year-old mosque be called 'New'. Dating from 1597, its design references both the Blue Mosque and the...
Hamdi Arpacı arrived in İstanbul in the 1960s and almost immediately established a street stand near the Spice Bazaar where he grilled...
Hasırcılar Caddesi 14-16 · interesting places nearby
Namlı's mouth-watering selection of cheeses, pastırma (air-dried beef) and meze are known throughout the city. Fight your way to the counter and order a tasty fried pastırma roll or a takeaway container of meze. You can also grab a tasty light lunch in the upstairs cafeteria. There's another branch in Karaköy.