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Exhaustive Guide of Eminonu District

ISTANBUL June 22, 2016
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Eminonu fishermen

Eminonu fishermen

Eminonu is one of the oldest district of Istanbul Turkey with its Fish sandwich :). Actually you can consider this district some kind of mystery place of the city. İt is usually crowded part of the city and it has one part of Galata Bridge. the district has a ferry section for passingers. Eminönü is located European side of the city. You can go to Kadikoy or Besiktas districst of Istanbul by ferry. And also you can maka a Bosphorus cruise with different kind of ferry company. Don’t worry, we will share with you Ferry hours.

Eminönü to Kadikoy Ferry Schedule

Eminonu to Kadikoy Ferry Schedule part one

Eminonu to Kadikoy Ferry Schedule part one

Eminonu to Kadikoy Ferry Schedule part two

Eminonu to Kadikoy Ferry Schedule part two

Eminonu District

Eminonu used to be one of the Istanbul’s three centers (the other two being Eyüp and Üsküdar); all three formed the egal and administrative framework of Istanbul during theOttoman Era. Since the earliest times of history, Eminönü has been known as region of trade and ports. The district’s name, Eminönü (“emin” mean secure) reflacts the fact that Maritime Customs and Maritime Security were located here. Eminönü contains some of the most important historical works from the Ottoman and Islamic Civilizations.

Eminonu (Eminönü)

An Eminönü view from outside of the coast

Eminönü was an important site during the Byzantine era as well as for the Ottomans. In the Ottoman era, the district was one of the main export and import centers. The district was also an important administrative center as it housed Topkapi palace as well as the Bab-ı Ali (the Sublime Porte). Even though Eminönü has not lost its importance, its appearence has changed a lot. Sirkeci and the wharf located at the entrance to the Golden Horn are extremely crowded areas. Still, most people start the Bosphorus tour from Sirkeci.

Spice Bazaar

İnside of a Spice Bazaar Shop

A part of Eminonu (Eminönü) Spice Bazaar

The Spice Bazaar is located nehind the new Mosque, adjacent to the Flower Passage. İt is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. The Spice Bazaar was constructed on orders of MMehmed IV, in 1660 in order to generate funds for the upkeep of the near by mosque thad had been completed on her orders. (Read more)

The New Mosque (Yeni Camii)

The New Mosque (Yeni Camii)

The New Mosque (Yeni Camii)

This built is one of the famous parts of Eminönü.  Yeni Camii is located in Eminönü Square next to the Spice Bazaar. One of the most magnificent mosques along the Bosphorus, it completes the Istanbul portrait. The construction of the mosque started in 1597 on the decree of Safiye Sultan, the wife of Sultan Murad III and the mother of the Sultan Mehmed III. After 1598, the arthitect Dalgıç Ahmet Çavuş took over from the original architect, Davud Agha.  (Read more)

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