The Topkapi Palace was built in the 1400s! It housed thousands of people when it was fully functional. It is now home to several impressive artifacts including Moses’ staff. I most enjoyed the incredible view of the city from the 4th courtyard.
After lunch we stopped by the Spice market which blew my mind. Consumers in Istanbul shop markets for each item they need. If they need coffee they go to one place, bread from the bakery, and spices from the Spice Market. We arrive in the afternoon on Friday and it was jam packed from store to store with shoppers. The products