Eyüp: The Ottoman District

This tour includes Mosque of Eyüp, Imaret, Pierre Loti Hill, Eyüp Cemetery and Sümbül Sinan Tekke.

This area lies outside the historical peninsula and the city walls. In this area, we see many mosques, mousoleums, graveyards, fountains, as well as old imarets – eateries – for poor people. Being outside the city walls, the area has long been used as a major Muslim shrine. Today Muslims from all over the world pay visit to this holy place. Our tour begins with a visit to the Mosque of Eyub al Ansari – the standard bearer of Prophet Muhammed – and continues to the Mousoleum of Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, a Grand Vizier of Selim II – of Bosnian origin, the Mosque of Zal Mahmut Paşa – the son in law of Sultan Selim II., the Mousoleum of Sultan Reşat, the Tekke (Convent) of the Kalenderi Sect. These are only some of the places we will visit. Our tour will then continue through the Eyüp Cemetery and end on Pierre Loti Hill.

Price includes: Guiding, transportation and entrance fees.

Important information:

This tour is a half day -afternoon- tour.

You will meet with the guide at the lobby of your hotel.


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