Eminonu: Places to See and How to Go?

Eminonu is located entirely within the city walls of the historic city of Istanbul and is one of the most vibrant regions in the central area. During the Ottoman period, the Sea Customs and the Customs Enforcement were named Eminonu because they were here

Along with the Fatih district, it was the district of Istanbul in the early days of the Republic. The district was the smallest town in Istanbul after the Islands in terms of the area at that time, then it was bound to Fatih district.

Eminonu: Places To See

When you go to Eminonu, you definitely need to eat fish in the boats, drink pickles or pickled water, and complete the menu by taking dessert from the peddlers. So you can see the list of places to visit:

New Mosque: One of the symbols of Eminonu and its other name is Valide Sultan Mosque. In 1597, the mosque was built but the order of Safiye Sultan (the wife of Sultan III. Murad) in 1655, it was opened to worship thanks to Turhan Hatice Sultan.  It attracts great attention from local and foreign tourists. One of the greatest features of the mosque is that it is the last example of large mosques built by the Ottoman family.


Besides this, it has the title of mosque which can be completed in the longest time in the construction of the Ottoman period. Architect Davut Aga started to build and architect Ahmed Aga continued the construction of this mosque. But after the death of Safiye Sultan’s, 66 years after, the construction completed by Mustafa Aga in the reign of IV. Mehmed.

The Spice Bazaar: When you go to Eminonu, there is a place that you should definitely see. It is behind the New Mosque, next to the Flower Market. It is the oldest covered bazaar in Istanbul and also known for its herbalist shops. In addition to the products of the old tradition such as roses, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots and shells, it is possible to find nuts, delicatessen products or various food items.

One of the six doors of the L-shaped gates next to the New Mosque is the Haseki Gate. The part above this is two stores. The upper floor was court-appointed and the problems between the tradesmen and the public were resolved here.

Hodja Pasha Street: The person who gave his name to this street is Mehmed the Conqueror’s Hodja. Hodja Pasha Street, where local and foreign tourists visit to try and taste local tastes, is closed to traffic and totally touristy.Transportation with Marmaray is also very easy.Have a nice trip…

How to Go To Eminonu?

To get to Eminonu from Atakoy, first you have to get on the M1 line metro. In this way, you can reach Zeytinburnu stop via Şirinevler, Bahcelievler and Bakirkoy-Incirli stops. It is also possible to go to the same stop using the metrobus line

Then you can reach Eminonu by transferring to the T1 tramway. If you are on the Metrobus line, you can reach Eminonu by transferring it to the T1 tramway after you arrive at Zeytinburnu station. It is possible to reach directly from Kadikoy or Üskudar by motor and ferry voyages. In addition, for a detailed description and your personnel car, you can use Eminonu map.

Eminonu: Ferry Hours

There is ferry voyages every 20 minutes from 07.00 to 20.40 on weekdays from Kadikoy. To Kadikoy from Eminonu, the ferry voyages is also available every 20 minutes starting from 07.30 until 21.40.

On Saturdays, the first voyage from Kadikoy is 07.10, the last one is at 20.30 and every 20 minutes. The trips starting from Eminonu at 07.40 end at 21.00. On Sundays and holidays, the voyages from Kadikoy to Eminonu is every 20 minutes and between 07:10-20:30 hours. On the other hand, the voyages from Eminonu to Kadikoy is between 07:40-21:00 hours.

Eminonu Islands: Ferry

It is very early that the first voyage is 06:50 am. This voyage is followed by 08.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.30, 18.40, 19.40 and 23.00. These voyages start at Eminonu Pier and go to Kinaliada, Burgazada, Heybeliada and Buyukada after going to Kadikoy.

The ferry departing from Buyukada to Eminonu starts at 05.50 am. This voyage is followed by 06.35, 09.00, 10.30, 12.55, 15.00, 17.30, 18.15 and 20.20.

Eminonu: Shopping

Doubtfully, Eminonu is one of the most vibrant places of Istanbul. Here, you will be able to see a variety of products and also to buy them at a reasonable price. You will dive into the crowd with the historical fabric, feel as if you are in Wonderland and you will lose track of time here. That’s why, you had better to go Eminonu in early hours. It will be good to go on a weekday because of the crowd in the weekend. One reason for this is that most of the inns are closed on Sundays and holidays. On satudays, they are open but so crowded. But the Spice Bazaar and the street of Hasircilar Street next to it are open on Sundays.


Eminonu: Wholesalers

Eminonu is the indispensable address of diversity and cheapness therefore, if you want to wholesale products, you don’t need to go anywhere else.  It is possible to find wholesale products at a reasonable price such as clothing, underwear, party supplies, wedding ornaments and candies, baby products, gifts and affordable ornaments, wedding supplies, scenes, jewelery products and much more. For shopping, let’s go Eminonu! Have a good shopping.


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