Eyüp Area and Pierre Loti

The Eyüp neighbourhood, an Ottoman district, is located on the Golden Horn outside the historic city walls. A historic area, Eyüp boasts many traditional Islamic sights including the famous Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Many tourists also venture up the hill adjacent to the Eyup Sultan Mosque to enjoy the splendid scenery and the natural beauties of Pierre Loti, which can also be reached via the teleferic ride (cable car). Named after the French naval officer and famous novelist who came to Istanbul in 1876, Pierre Loti offers a panoramic view of the Golden Horn. Also known as “Lovers Hill” by locals, visitors can enjoy their Turkish coffee or tea at the famous café perched on the top of the hill.

  • Eyüp Sultan Mosque
  • Pierre Loti Hill
  • Mausoleum of Sokullu Mehmet Pasha
  • Mausoleum of Sultan Resat
  • The Tekke of the Kalenderi Sect
  • Külliye of Mihrişah Valide Sultan  

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