Spice Bazaar is a historical covered bazaar located in Eminönü, Istanbul, behind the New Mosque and next to the Flower Market. It is known as one of the oldest covered bazaars in Istanbul.
Although Sultanahmet Arasta Bazaar has undergone many changes throughout its history, it is still a vibrant representative of traditional Turkish arts and crafts. Arasta is a place where workshops that keep traditional handicrafts such as tile work, carpet weaving, ceramic production and silver work alive. The artisans display their skilfully crafted works and demonstrate how these special skills are passed down from generation to generation.Explore