This area lies outside the historical peninsula and the city walls. In this area, we see many mosques, mausoleums, graveyards and fountains. Being outside the city walls, the area has long been used as a major Muslim shrine. Today, Muslims from all over the world pay visits 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 and the Mausoleum of Sultan Reşat. These are only some of the places we will visit. Our tour will then continue through the Eyup Cemetery and end on Pierre Loti Hill.
The city walls are the best places where you feel antiquity. Our stroll through historical places begins in Yedikule Fortress' dungeons where many diplomats were imprisoned when the Ottoman Empire declared war on itself. Not only diplomats - but some Ottoman sultans were also put in jail and executed in some of the dungeons there! What else? We see the Gates of the walls, the cemetery of the Orthodox Patriarchs and the miraculous Ayazma of Balikli, some Works of Architect Sinan, and more churches. Highlight of the tour is the opportunity to walk on the historical walls. First, we walk on the walls in the Yedikule Fortress, then we walk over a kilometer from Belgrate Gate to Silivri Gate - This will definitely keep your feet on the ground.
Tour Start Time: 09:00hrs
Duration: 8 Hours
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