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-Attractions June 8, 2016
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Do you know Golden Horn Istabul Turkey? Maybe you want to come Istanbul and you’re where should I go? Orcouse, this is natural. And we try help to you for this on our website. If you’re in Istanbul, The Golden Horn one of the must see place in this city. İt is definitely fascinating natural beauty. If you did not to see yet, I think don’t miss the chance.  and we’ll try to talk about Golden Horn on this article. Before the article, I have to say one thing. On this article, we are talking about part of the Istanbul. But, you have to know there is another word like that. So many visitors are wondering waht is the Golden Horn horse? İt is funny, isn’t it? Ofcouse, There is no horse on the Golden Horn bridge. It is just a word that we use to for famous horse races. I mean, just name of the famous horse race. And even I you want you can watch this race while you’re in Istanbul.

So, for intance you’re tourist and you came to Istanbul. Where do you want to start your travel. You want to see which part of Istanbul? Historical Peninsula, Eyup, Galata, Besiktas, Princes’ Islands. I think, Golden horn can be good option for start. And you’re tourist I’m sure your’re wondering; Where I can eat in this place. 🙂 Remember, we are here for this.  Before the article we’ll write the Golden Horn restaurants for you.

Golden Horn Restaurants

Ayvansaray Caddesi, 87 Yavuz Sultan Selim, Fatih, İstanbul
Haraççıbaşı Sokak, 2 Yavuz Sultan Selim, Fatih, İstanbul
Hisaraltı Caddesi, 1 Yavuz Sultan Selim, Fatih, İstanbul
Kadir Has Caddesi, 1 Cibali, Fatih, İstanbul
Kadir Has Caddesi, 5 Yavuz Sultan Selim, Fatih, İstanbul

 

And before forget, when you’re in this place probably you will want to take photo. For this reason don’t forgot yor camera 🙂 You can sure, the natural beauty of this place is fascinating for whole human kind.  And again you can sure it is not an exaggeration. Maybe when you came to this place, you will thanks to us. If you like just leave a comment our website.

The Golden Horn Defination.

The natural harbour of the Golden Horn, a narrow inlet dividing the European side into two, played an important role in the development of the city of Istanbul. Opposite the old city is the Galata district. The Golden Horn is approximately 8 km. long and is entrance from the Bosphorus is guite wide. Two streams drain into this inlet at its deep end. There are no tides or currents in this unusually safe harbour, which has been used since the establishment of the city. Due to the fertile lands around it, the great variety of fish in its waters, the two streams draining into it and its shape, it was referred to as the Golden (meaning fertile) Horn. There are three bridges on the Golden Horn. The oldest one, the Galata bridge that was opened to traffic in 1992. During the Byzantine Empire a thick chain was stretched across its entrance to keep enemy fleets out of the Golden Horn. Today, there is heavy traffic around Galata Bridge, which was built at the entrance to the Golden Horn. Ferry boats serving districts along the Asian side and Bosphorus, as well as big cruise ships, use the docks in the area.

Lining the shore at the entrance to the Golden Horn are shipyards, the Sepetçiler (Basket Weavers) Pavilion (serving as an International Press Centre) of Topkapı Place, the railway station built in 1890, which is the last stop for trains arriving from Europe, the Valide Sultan Mosque and the Spice Bazaar.

Galata Bridge and its vicinity is the most dynamic and colourful part of the city.

During all hours of the day , there is heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic on this bridge which offers a magnificent view of the old city of Istanbul. There are many fish restaurants on the bottom level of the bridge, as well as at Karaköy waterside.

In the 1950s, many shipyards, factories, and other businesses were established along the shores of the Golden Horn and contributed heavily to the pollution of its waters and the deterioration of the once scenic area. In the 1980s more than 4,000 houses, businesses and factories along the Golden Horn have been torn down and replaced by parks. Near the Atatürk Bridge is the Rezan Has Museum, located within the restored factory that now houses Kadir Has Universtiy. The museum includes the remains of a Byzantine cistern and a Turkish bath and sometimes hosts temporary exhibits.

There is an interesting church, part of the Bulgarian Church, on the shore at the edge of the historic city. Its mouldings and steel parts were made in Vienna , brought to Istanbul and mounted on the building. Further along the Golden Horn, in Fener, is the Orthodox Patriarchate amid the remains of the city walls and old districts. Across from Fener, in the Kasımpaşa district, there is a large 19th century pavilion which is now Navy Headquarters.

İn the Vicinity Of Golden Horn

Unkapanı, The four buildings of commerce which controlled and distrubuted staple foods such as flour, butter, honey and silk to city, used to be located here. These were known as kapan, which comes from the Arabic word qabban meaning “large scale”  So the name implies that this is where goods were measured and inspected. In this district, there was an unkapani (flour scale) and mules. Thus, the area was later called after the building of commerce, that is, unkapanı. The sac of the flour that were imported from other cities were checked and weighed at Unkapanı before they could be distrubuted to different cities. The Valens Aqueduct is close the antrance gate of Unkapani.

Abdi Subaşı Mosque,  This mosque is located on Abdi Subaşı Street behind the Fener Rum Patriarchate. It was built by Abdi Subaşı during the reign of Fatih Sultan Mehmed. Due to its falling in to disrepair over time, it was later rebuilt by Mimar Sinan, on the orders of Mehmet Agha, during the reign of Sultan Süleyman.

 

 

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