Two monumental structures catch our attention on the seashore that connects Kadikoy to Üsküdar when looking from Emionu. One of these is the Süleymaniye Barracks, mantioned in an earlier chapter, and the second is Marmara University Medichal Scahool. The transformation from madrasa education in the Ottoman era to modern medical education on March 14, 1827 was acknowledged with the opening of schools called the Tıphane and Cerrahhane-i Amire. It is for this reason that March 14 was declared and is stiil celebrated as the Medical Holiday in Turkey.
The firts modern medical schools of the Turkish Republic, later to be called the Mekteb-i Tıbbiye-i Adliye-i Şahane existed in various parts of the country. The construction of the present Marmara University Haydarpaşa Campus, with its stunning architecture, began during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II in 1894. It was originally intended to be the Medical Faculty and opened for education in 1903. With this instituion all the medical schools, which were very scattered, from one district to the next, were collected under one roof in a modern campus. The building has been very important for the history of modern medical education because it has witnessed many important events in medical histry.
In The Vecinity of Marmara University
This mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Mustafa III in 1760. It burned down completely in 1853. Eventually it was rebuilt in 1858 by Sultan Abdulmecid out of stone. The building reflects the influence of the Ottoman Baraque stlyle. The primary school that was built next to the mosque no longer exists today.
Osman Agha Mosque:
This mosque is situated on the road that goes from Kadikoy to Söğütlüçeşme. It dates back to the reign of Sultan Mehmed II. The mosque of Hızır Çelebi Efendi, the qadi at the time of Memed II, used to stand here.
Walking from Kadikoy Wharf to Söğütlüçeşme district, we find a large bronze statue of a bull; this is located at an intersection known as Altıyol. This statue was presented as a gift by Kaise Wilhem II in 1917 to Enver Pasha. After being transported to various places, tha statue was finally brought to Kadikoy in 1969.