Walking in Istanbul

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The Walks

Walk 1
Fatih, around the mosque of Mehmet the Conqueror

This walk includes the mosque and mausoleum of Mehmet the Conqueror and the surrounding district. This is the most conservative Muslim district in Istanbul, even though traces of the Christian Byzantine culture can still be found here, too.
Walk 2
Districts connected by the Galata Bridge

The Galata Bridge connects Eminönü, the old city centre of Istanbul – the location of the sultan’s palace Topkapı, sultan’s mosques and impressive remains of Byzantine culture – with the modern city district of Beyoğlu.
Walk 3
Üsküdar, the former Greek Chrysopolis

The conservative district of Üsküdar is located on the Asian side of the Bosporus. In the 7th century BC, Greek colonists from nearby Chalcedon established a new settlement called Chrysopolis, the city of gold. There are many speculations regarding the reasons for this name.
Walk 4
Kadıköy, introduction to the former Greek Chalcedon

Kadıköy (literal meaning: village of the judge) is located on the Asian side of the Bosporus. Although Kadıköy is the oldest part of Constantinople/Istanbul, it is certainly not old-fashioned or ‘typically Asian’.


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