One of the most prominent sights on the Üsküdar skyline, this baroque-style mosque was built in 1760–61 by order of Sultan Mustafa III...
Şemsi Ahmed Paşa Mosque
This charming mosque complex on the waterfront was designed by Mimar Sinan and built in 1580 for one of Süleyman the Magnificent's grand...
Eminzade Hacı Ahmet Paşa, comptroller of the Arsenal under Ahmet III, commissioned this mosque and attached medrese in 1722. Its...
Mistanbul Hancı Cafe
The million-dollar location overlooking the water makes this çay bahçesi next to the Şemşi Ahmed Paşa Mosque a popular choice. It's a...
A barnlike place near the iskele , Kanaat has been serving up competent hazar yemek (ready-made food) since 1933. It is particularly...
Kız Kulesi information
İstanbul is a maritime city, so it's appropriate that one of its most distinctive landmarks is on the water. The tower is open to the public during the day as a café-restaurant. Small boats run from Salacak to the island every 15 minutes between 9am and 6.45pm. Unfortunately, the views from the island aren't great and the tower itself isn't very interesting inside.
In ancient times a predecessor of the current 18th-century structure was used as a tollbooth and defence point; the current tower has functioned as a lighthouse, quarantine station and restaurant. In 1999, James Bond visited in The World Is Not Enough .