Eminönü...This is one of those places that you will not miss out on anyhow, as it is already a touristic attraction. However, the ironic thing is that, it is also one of the most artisan neighborhoods of Istanbul. That is, the people living and working here would have had nothing to do with locals and tourists alike, unless they were potential customers.
So, what is mostly on sale at this artisan neighborhood? Spices in the Spice Market
is one. Animals, from cats, dogs and birds to leech, are also sold inside Spice Market. Grain, seeds to grow, Turkish delight and pastry, medicinal herbs, healing spreads, creams (from cellulite to moisturizing) are among the other things one can find. Behind the Spice Market is an open market, which the locals head to a lot for their grocery shopping. Some of the best cheese, olive, nuts and pickles are to be found in this market.
Eminönü can be put on the same day itinerary of Grand Bazaar. The proximity between Sultanahmet and Eminönü's center makes Eminönü unmissable. In fact, Sultanahmet, Süleymaniye, Çemberlitaş and Beyazıt are smaller neighborhoods connected to the main Eminönü district. As such, the walk down the Mahmutpaşa Street from the Grand Bazaar, brings one down very easily -within minutes- to this artisan hub.
Behind the New Mosque in Eminönü
Exotic food market: Iranian caviar, nuts & Turkish delight... read more
Eminönü Ferry Docks
Tahtakale Mahallesi Vasıfçınar Caddesi Şark Han No : 23 Mercan - Eminönü - Fatih
"1 TRY" gift items sale house in Eminönü...
Ankara Cad. Hocapaşa Hamam Sok. No.5 - 9 / D Sirkeci
A very niche style of cultural fun: watch Anatolian dances... read more
Yeni Camii Caddesi
350 year old mosque open to the public... read more
Yeni Postane Sokak Hobyar Mah. Zaptiye Cad. No: 25 Eminönü
Post Office equipments from 1840 are on display...
Yeniçeriler Caddesi, Beyazid
Yeniçeriler Cad., across from the Beyazit tramway stop
Astonishing work of stained glasses and wood art inside the Mosque... read more
Gülhane Parkı, Eminönü, 34122 Cankurtaran, 34122, Turkey
Historically significant and once a private Palace park, now open to public... read more