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A Site of Nostalgia and Melancholy!

Curb Your Enthusiasm in Eminonu, Istanbul! Always seen as the embodiment of sensuality,  the quintessence of paradise -  seamlessly fits the cravings of imagination. A city with a generous splash of creative waves!

What a Dazzling Experience in a Soulful Square with its rich historic sights and contemporary life – Eminönü Square in Istanbul. A fairytale-like beauty - A Site of Nostalgia and Melancholy!

A Vibrant Street Life & The World Famous Spice Market! Evening Walk at Eminonu Square is quite fascinating. Even too late at midnight? No problem - You Can Still Dunk In The Dark in this magnificent part of the city!

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Where is Eminonu İstanbul?

Eminönü is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Istanbul, located in the center of the Old City area. Eminonu is right in the heart of the walled city of Constantine and it is the place where Byzantium was founded. Eminonu is the center and focuses point of incredibly rich history.  Eminonu is surrounded by the Galata Bridge, the Golden Horn and up on the hill by the Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) and Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya).
Nearly every neighborhood is a different world unto itself in this sprawling city. Its liminal position between the two continents becomes the site through which cultural identities are articulated in contemporary fiction on Turkey.
There is surely no more bewildering city on the face of the earth than Istanbul; A barely perceptible sensory threshold & temporary in-betweenness in a glorious metropolis. What a socially and structurally inspirational status!

Eminonu Square

The most inspirational square in the World – Eminonu Square! The source of That Magic Feeling – Empathy!  The broad ability to understand and share the feelings of the other. Istanbul; The city where Shroud of Turin and Holy Grail kept by Knight Templars.
The Knight Templar order was secretly established in 1096 in Constantinople (Istanbul) and the Little Hagia Sophia Church (converted to a mosque) was the secret templar commandery. An artistic true piece of Masonry architecture, such a work that speaks to a dedication to detail, focused thinking and an obsessive commitment to producing the best.
Through thinking about Eminonu what to do, nothing sounds better than visiting this temple first.
Istanbul; City of Holy Grail! It is believed that when Byzantine Emperor visited the Jerusalem for Helena (Empress of Constantinople), he brought along that famous Holy Grail to Istanbul.
After building the column of Constantine (Cemberlitas)for the sake of Constantine III, the Holy Grail was kept inside of that column to protect the city.
With its Islamic prayers echoing from the mosques and its celestial gaze watching over the city, Eminonu is home to Spice Market, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Yenicami Mosque, Galata bridge connecting Eminonu to Karakoy over the Golden Horn and Galata Tower among many other sights.
The monumental mosques in Eminonu continuously make statements in the overall impression of the city. Their endurance gain meaning together with the playful spontaneity of ephemeral lights and shadows.
Ottoman monuments of Istanbul representing themselves as examples of high Islamic art inspire new avenues of abstraction in artistic creation. How interesting it is to see “authentically” Turkish neighborhoods despite the city’s heterogeneity that brings Ottoman and European cultures together.

Eminonu Pier

Where is Eminonu pier; It is in the centrally located area surrounded by numerous historical and cultural attractions such as Egyptian Bazaar and New Mosque bordering the Galata Bridge. Eminonu pier is known to be the heart of Old Istanbul and is in walking distance from many attractions in the old city as well as being accessible by tram or taxi.
Eminonu Pier; Truly the very center of mental transformation and transmutation. What a scene that is! Through the waters of the Golden Horn along Galata Bridge, fishermen looking for dinner dip their rods.
The welcoming serenity from sunset call to prayer from slim minarets of the mosques clustering the busy Old City, crammed with elegant Ottoman and Byzantine landmarks.
Passenger boats cruising the Bosphorus at weekends, the real gem of the city, past pastel-colored wooden summer houses.

Eminönü Bazaar

A buzzing Eminönü Bazaar! The view of Eminönü shopping together with Eminönü restaurants is so strangely beautiful, that it is hard to credit its reality; or to believe that it is anything but one of those theatrical scenes, prepared to illustrate some eastern fairy tale. Such a melancholy that emanates from the city!
All screenshots of Eminonu; The grand Eminonu square, Eminonu pier, restaurants near Eminonu, Eminonu bazaar and ferries are all together in big-picture a very trendy place for artists, and those from foreign countries draw pieces during their visit to Istanbul.
Where to eat Eminonu; Balık Ekmek at Eminönü (fish sandwich) – Located on Eminönü pier, one of the most famous Istanbul street food dishes to eat is balık ekmek, a sandwich of grilled mackerel. There are a series of boats where the food stalls set up the grill the mackerel.
You can take a seat on the pier at one of the boats, and order up a big fish sandwich for a fantastic meal or snack.
Istanbul is one of the most ancient cities in the world, packed with history and a food culture that is deliciously exciting. Grilling fish over charcoal, where the fish oil envelope the fish with the smoke, is perhaps the most delicious way of eating mature fish since this method brings out the delicate flavor. This is also why the grilled fish and bread sold in Eminonu pier by vendors right on their boats are so tasty.
There is always a wide range of different foods during day time. All Eminonu area is full of restaurants serving soups, stews and hot vegetable dishes at lunch and dinner time. There are also plenty of fast-food restaurants in all the bazaars and shopping streets. Doner and lahmacun are very popular fast food varieties.
In light of thinking about where to stay and hotels near Eminonu Istanbul; Istanbul is a city that offers just about every type and form of accommodation imaginable, in an overwhelming quantity. All world hotel brands are present in Istanbul, but there are also many family-run guest house style accommodation options as well.

Ferry Routes

Eminonu pier is the center point for all ferry routes around Istanbul which is at the limen, a pearl situated on the threshold where the boundaries are set between the East and the West.
Nothing feels more exotic than a ferry trip from Eminonu to Buyukada (Princess island), Uskudar, Kadıkoy, Besiktas and Bosphorus.
What a visual experience of the city from the sea! How many faces could a city have? Surely it is possible to watch all the faces at once only from the sea. A City Continuously in Flux & Alive!

Bosphorus Cruise 

Eminonu pier is also the main departure station for Bosphorus cruise. Eminonu – for Bosphorus cruise; A seductive yet brooding silhouette of the historic city!
Eminonu to Uskudar Ferry
Eminonu to Uskudar ferry; The starting point for a deep journey into the mystery of Mystical Jewish Sect Lived Hidden In Plain Sight.
Uskudar; Recapturing a mood or spirit of a previous time. Dreaming of a lost golden age, the great declines of history, to the fall of once empires. Such a joy of being familiar with Istanbul’s illuminating multi-civilizational past.
Eminonu to Ortakoy Ferry

Ortakoy; The association of the oriental lovely and immortal queen with the feminine exotic! Eminonu to Ortakoy ferry, which truly alludes to the melancholy that emanates from the city.
Eminonu to Ortakoy ferry; Witnessing “the grand theatrical scene of Dolmabahce Palace” about how the past circulates in present-day Istanbul—not only because historic monuments and artifacts are scattered through the city but also because the past is continuously improvised upon.
Walking through Eminonu to Besiktas also leaves you with a very strong feeling of leaving behind traces of your presence in the fantasy of this magnificent city. While experiencing the warmth of the sunlight falling upon, feeling a chill breath of the north wind which blows across the Black Sea; Enchanted with the beauty of the Bosphorus!
Eminonu to Besiktas Ferry
Marveling at the beauty of the Bosphorus. The lights of the city, the brightly shining palaces, and the majestic mosques are all reflected in its blue waters like a scene from a fairy tale. Besiktas; The beauty of the picturesque in art and architecture with its accidental nature.
Istanbul – A City of Divine Calculus! Eminonu to Besiktas ferry; Passing the Ciragan Palace, on the other side is beginning to see the silhouettes of the minarets of mosques, the postcard so typical of Istanbul.
Eminonu to Buyukada Ferry

Rather a longer journey than the other routes, Eminonu to Buyukada ferry; The Celestial gaze watching over the city and the Maiden’s Tower.
Nostalgic visions of the multicultural Ottoman capital, the expression of grief for something lost and the absence of which continues to produce significant emotional distress.
Since a longer journey than other routes, definitely a must it is to check Eminonu to Buyukada ferry timetable. In every sense of the word, an amazing trip it is.
An emotion of sadly longing for an unattainable past and a desire to know more. Although it is a longer trip than others, only a small difference there is on Eminonu to Buyukada ferry price.
Is the return day coming up? Getting ready for departure? Limited Time Left? Trying to find out ways how to get to Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport?
You think city lines are too much hassle or too tiring, then we surely have ways for your super fast & super comfortable transfer to airports. Our professional staff is ready for private transfers to Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen airport
Yes indeed; In-depth discovery means every opportunity is explored. Be informed, educated, rested, relaxed and revitalized with us through “Discovering Istanbul - Truly an art!”
Feeling the timeless spirit of Nostalgia and Melancholy - intrepid, cosmopolitan and inspired - yet infused with the sights, sounds, and inflections of modern-day – Istanbul.
For We Loved You So Much That We Gave Our Only Look &Touch; So That Your Istanbul Trip is Not To Perish But Have Everlasting Life! Come & Discover Istanbul with us!

Eminonu Comments

Gregg - August 29, 2019

We used hop on and hop off thousands of times! It was easy to take the bus and we didn t need the public transportation all day. The inside of the bus was clean but the seats could be more comfortable since we used it a lot. On the red route, passing the bridge was amazing because we passed from European Side to Asian side in a couple of minutes. THe view at the bridge was the best!

Gregg - June 07, 2019

We used hop on and hop off thousands of times! It was easy to take the bus and we didn t need the public transportation all day. The inside of the bus was clean but the seats could be more comfortable since we used it a lot. On the red route, passing the bridge was amazing because we passed from European Side to Asian side in a couple of minutes. THe view at the bridge was the best!

Simon - February 27, 2019

There was 2 routes. I think the red one was better than the blue one. We stopped by a lot of attraction. We joined Dolmabahce Tour and hop on again. It was nice.

Ira - January 19, 2019

The employees of the bus company were doing their job very good and they were very nice. They helped us a lot to find the places. The explanation of audio guide was very informative.

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