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Eminonu Istanbul:
Travel Guide

Eminonu Istanbul is an ancient district on the European side of the city near to the part known as the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul to the west of the Golden Horn.


Eminonu Istanbul is famous as one of the most vibrant and touristic places of Istanbul's Historical Peninsula. It is located near the Marmara Sea at the point where the Golden Horn meets the southern entrance of the Bosphorus. Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are situated up on the hill.


 Eminonu Istanbul is among the most important ports in the world. It is also knowns as a region that contains the most famous and most major historical artifacts of Istanbul. Eminonu is the most visited place by local people and tourists coming to Turkey.


Here you can visit the New Mosque and Eminonu Square as well as the well-known Spice Bazaar to buy the world mostly demanded spices. Moreover, you will also come across with the magnificent historical Sirkeci Train Station.


Every corner of the Eminonu region has an amazing texture of history. You will also find yourself having a coffee in the best cafes taking place here.

Places such as Gulhane Park, Galata Bridge, Turkey Is Bank Museum are the places to be seen and attract a wide range of tourists every year.



Eminonu Istanbul



How to Get to Eminonu Istanbul?


You can reach to Eminonu Istanbul almost from all parts of the city by bus, train, and taxi. At the same time, you can easily get to the region by sea transportation like the ferries from places such as Beykoz, Bostanci, İstinye, Kadikoy and Karakoy.


Eminonu Pier Istanbul


Most people consider about three special things when Eminonu Pier in Istanbul is mentioned. Such as grilled fish sandwich, people running around, and journey on the ferry, as well as having great time with seagulls on your ferry ride.

It is also proximate to many historical buildings. Eminonu Istanbul is such a beautiful place that you cannot finish visiting its all places in a day. Eminonu pier is situated in the Eminonu region of the Fatih district of Istanbul city. It is feasible to reach here by bus, metro, or ferry.

Also, you can go to Uskudar or Kadikoy by ferries from the Eminonu pier and have a great time with wonderful sea weather on your journey on the ferry. Perhaps most importantly, you will have the chance to catch amazing natural views.

It is feasible to find many electronic goods, white appliances, clothing, textiles and many other products you may need at very affordable and reasonable prices in the stores of Eminonu Istanbul.

With its peddlers and being a major point of shopping, besides the local people, it is also frequented by tourists who prefer Istanbul for summer tourism.

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Places to Discover Near Eminonu Istanbul


Eminonu Istanbul is one of the most intensive and vibrant parts that is frequently visited by Istanbul local residents and tourists from all around the world. You can have a joyful time in Eminonu square and its magnificent beach.

New Mosque, Spice Bazaar and Eminonu Ferry Port places you can visit and see near the Eminonu square. As well as there are some other most popular places to visit near Eminonu Istanbul are:

Galata bridge, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Turkey Is Bank Museum, Sirkeci Train Station, Gulhane Park and so on.  


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Galata Bridge


The Galata Bridge with a 490-meter length, which is situated at the entry of the Golden Horn and connects Karakoy and Eminonu Istanbul. It is popular for its unique history, fishing facilities and fishermen as well as fish restaurants under the bridge. Galata Bridge is also one of the important and famous symbols of Istanbul.


Spice Bazaar


Spice Bazar is taking place right next to Eminonu Square in Istanbul, this amazing Bazaar has a great view with colorful spice stalls. It is a spice market that draws the attention of both local and foreign tourists. The Spice Bazaar, where every kind of spices and herbs are available, is one of the famous places and bazaars in Istanbul.


New Mosque Eminonu Istanbul



The New Mosque is one of the magnificent mosques in Istanbul right next to Eminonu Square, sparkles with its unique architecture. It has a great courtyard. The inner part of the mosque is designed with turquoise, blue and white motifs and Iznik tiles.

The establishment of the New Mosque begun in 1597 with the bid of Safiye Sultan, the mother of Sultan III. Mehmet, but the building was postponed after the death of the sultan. The construction of the mosque is finished in 1663 throughout the period of Mehmed's mother Turhan Hatice Sultan.


Turkey Is Bank Museum


Dating back to the 1898s Turkey Is Bank Museum, situated in the best location right between the New Mosque and the post office construction. The museum was opened to the public on 14 November 2007.

In the museum, all the economic development that happened from the day Turkey Is Bank is established up to today, and documents related to the organizational structure are displayed.

It is open between 10:00 A.M. and 18:00 P.M. every day except Monday, the first days of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha and first January. The museum has free entry to everyone.


Rustem Pasha Mosque


Rustem Pasha Mosque is taking place at the back of the Spice Bazaar and was established by one of the world’s most famous Turkish architect Mimar Sinan in 1561. Rustem Pasha Mosque is among the masterworks of the Ottoman period with its perfect architectural structure and Iznik tiles.


Sirkeci Train Station




Sirkeci Station is one of the most important train stations in Turkey Situated in Istanbul. The station is constructed during the reign of II. Abdulhamid is in the Sirkeci region on the European side near Eminonu Istanbul.


Gulhane Park


Gulhane Park without any doubt is one of the most popular and most visited and famous parks near Eminonu Istanbul. Gulhane Park, which is the center of attention with its wonderful gardens, beautiful flowers, pools and recreational areas. It was used to grow roses for the great Topkapi Palace during the Ottoman period.

 In the Gulhane Park, you can come across the magnificent Museum of Islamic Science and Technology History.


Sepetciler Kasri - Sepetciler Palace


Sepetciler Kasri is located near Eminonu Istanbul in Sarayburnu with a magnificent view of the Bosphorus. Sepetciler Palace was constructed by Sultan Ibrahim in 1643 on the walls of the Byzantine period.

Of the buildings taking place in the outer garden and coastal areas of Topkapi Palace, only Sepetciler Palace has survived until today. It is one of the precious places you can visit near Eminonu Istanbul.


Walking Route from Istanbul Eminonu to Beyazit Grand Bazaar



Beyazit and Eminonu neigborhhods in Fatih district, which is also well-known as the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul, are a great alternative path for those who want to discover Istanbul through walking.

If you want to have a wonderful Sunday; lots of historical artifacts, museums, libraries, as well as tasty meals await you on this walking path, starting from Istanbul Eminonu Pier, and ending in Beyazit Square - Grand Bazaar.

You can go to Eminonu Pier from the Asian Side by using the uskudar and Kadikoy ferries as well as the tram line in Kabatas.

This walking route beginning from Eminonu Pier, which started service in 1890 and has a significant place in railway transportation that is still used today. During your great walking route, you can also visit Sirkeci Station and visit the "TCDD Istanbul Sirkeci Station Railway Museum" situated inside the station.