Eyüp - The Ottoman District

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Eyüp - The Ottoman District

Visit Istanbul’s most sacred site at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb. Discover why thousands of faithfuls visit everyday. Continue to the famous Pierre Loti Coffee house and walk in the footsteps of the poet Pierre Loti where he got his inspiration

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Visit the 3rd most sacred site in the world after Mecca and Jerusalem at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque & Tomb
  • Walk in the footsteps of the poet Pierre Loti and see the café where he got his inspiration

Full Description

This area lies outside the historical peninsula and the city walls. In this area, we see many mosques, mausoleums, 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 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 Mausoleum 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 Mausoleum of Sultan Resat, the Tekke (Convent) of the Kalenderi Sect. These are only some of the places we will visit. Our walk will then continue uphill through the Eyup Cemetery and end on Pier Loti Hill.

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Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up Service from centrally located hotels.
  • Drop off Service

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • This tour is only available on Saturdays.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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