Eminonu Square, is the main attraction area of the Eminonu neighborhood, located between Galata Bridge and New Mosque (Yeni Camii), where you can see loads of locals and tourists for all day long. The tram stop, ferry docks are situated by the square, as well as the Yeni Mosque and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
What to Do & See
Strolling around the Eminonu Sqaure, enjoying the market area and lively city atmosphere in the company of historic buildings, having a walking by sea, watching the ferries and having a rest at the variety of restaurants and cafes around, is one of the best things to do around the Eminonu Square.
Egyptian Spice Bazaar
The historical Egyptian Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi) or so-called Spice Market, is a colorful and mystical covered spice market lined with spice stalls, situated just by the Eminonu sqaure. It is also one of the most popular covered markets in the world, together with famous Grand Bazaar. Also called as Egyptian Spice Market, it is a popular points of interest and a perfect place with the tourists to end their Istanbul visit by shopping for some souvenirs for their beloved ones before leaving Istanbul. Continue reading…
Yeni (New) Mosque
The Yeni Mosque, which means “new”, is one of the popular landmarks on the Eminonu coast. The mosque is worth a see with its big courtyard and the turquoise, blue and white Iznik tiles.
The Galata bridge is situated at the mouth of the Golden Horn and connects Galata and Eminonu neighborhoods. There are several cafes and restaurants under the bridge. Continue reading…
Eat famous Fish Sandwich via the Boats along the Eminonu coast
Fish sandwich, called as “Balik Ekmek” in Turkish, is a very famous and delicious street food served from the fishing boats, made of grilled white fish, raw onions, and salad stuffed in a half loaf of white bread. It is a classic for both locals and tourists when they have a break in Eminonu shore, on the Golden Horn side.
How to Get There
The most practical way to get to Eminonu Square is via Bagcilar-Kabatas tram (T1 line).
- The closest tram stop is Eminonu.
- From Taksim, take the funicular to Kabatas (from taksim Square) or funicular to Karakoy (from Tunel square) and than take the tram.
- Ferries or Marmaray from the Asian side.
- You can walk from Galata, Karakoy or Sultanahmet as well.
* Check Public ferry lines routes and timetables from en.sehirhatlari.istanbul