The Golden Horn attractions

Top Choice Museum in The Golden Horn

Rahmi M Koç Museum

This splendid museum is dedicated to the history of transport, industry and communications in Turkey. Founded by the head of the Koç industrial group, one of Turkey’s most prominent conglomerates, it exhibits artefa…
Cemetery in The Golden Horn

Hasköy Musevi Mezarlıgı

This historic cemetery has two Jewish sections: one for Sephardic Jews and the other for Karaite Jews. Sadly, many graves have fallen victim to roadworks and vandal attacks over the years. It's next to the motorway …
Notable Building in The Golden Horn

Bahriye Nezareti

This palace-like building next to the Kasimpaşa iskele (ferry dock) was constructed in the 19th century and once housed the Ottoman Empire's Ministry for the Navy. It is currently undergoing a major restoration.
Museum in The Golden Horn

Aynalıkavak Kasrı

This ornate 18th-century imperial hunting pavilion is set in a pretty garden and houses a collection of historic Turkish musical instruments. There's also a pleasant cafe on-site.