Istanbul’s Eyüp district was the city’s first Ottoman Turkish settlement after the conquest of Constantinople. Located just beyond the city walls on the banks of the Golden Horn, the neighborhood shares its name with one of its most popular attractions, the Eyüp Sultan Mosque. It is here where Eyüp Ensari, the standard-bearer of the Prophet Muhammad, was interred in a tile-covered tomb. A mosque was later built around the tomb, and today, it’s Turkey’s holiest pilgrimage site.
The largely industrial area to the east of the Golden Horn is also part of Eyüp, and it’s also home to the Rahmi Koç Museum (a museum covering transport, industry and communications) as well as the SantralIstanbul art complex.
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What's the best way to experience Eyüp?
- Eyup, Pierre Loti Hill, and Kariye Museum: Guided Day Tour from Istanbul
- Private Two Days Istanbul Tour
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- Visiting Companions of Prophet Muhammad in Istanbul
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