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Eminonu Pier

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Address: near the Sirkeci Railway Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Nice and lovely attractive place

Nice and lovely attractive place i like this pier more than the other it is fun to walk around and see the attractions in Eminonu Pier

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice and lovely attractive place i like this pier more than the other it is fun to walk around and see the attractions in Eminonu Pier

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Eminönü Iskelesi is a very good part of its neighbourhood in Fatih area.İt is very much crowded during day time with tons of tourists passing by fm different countries.Here you can board on various kinds of different boats departing for Bosphorus,Üsküdar,Kadıköy and Princess Islands.This is like a kind of transfer station to the other sides of the city.Always good to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Eminönü Pier is a crowded place, boats to Asian side and other ports sail away from here, also this is the place for taking the Bosphorus Tour. The view at night is wonderful. Be sure to try Balık ekmek - a traditional turkish sandwich, filled with salad, onions and grilled fish - delicious, but be careful with the fish bones!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A must see place in Istanbul.. It reminds of a small folklore fish village. Always full of people eating fish sandwich (Balic ekmek) from the small fish boats that crowds the pier. Nice experience that makes you feel like Turkish.. Also, the port is the starting point for boats to Bosporus and the Asian side, Galata bridge and spice bazaar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Your trip is not complete if you've not been in Eminonu. It's wonderful. It's quite a sight! There're floating boats selling fish sandwiches. On the other end of the Galata Bridge, there is a small fish market and small fish restaurants. You have to go there! Take the Bosphorus tour.. it is a 2-hour ride. The view is spectacular.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Eminönü is a kind of public place in Istanbul. People come together, they sit down and eat, talk (and of course make phone calls. :) If you say "Eminönü", I say "balık ekmek". This the Turkish name of the fish sandwich which I recommend to try! It is the best in all Istanbul and it's nationwide famous in Turkey. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Located between Sirkeci and Eminönü tram stations right by the water, eat a freshly grilled fish sandwich and drink a çay to wash it down for a little piece of authentic Turkish heaven. Huddled around a tiny table under a tent in a snowstorm, sitting on mini barrels watching the ornate boat bobbing on the water while grilling your fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A mackerel sandwich grilled straight off the boat..simple. Put in a roll with salad leaves. If you want pickles they are available from one of the side stalls. Nice lemon juice to wash it down too, all for c9TL/€3. Very popular with locals, grab seats and tables as they come available it is a high turnover place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fish sandwich which was not really anything special in taste. What was different is that they make everything on the boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Eminönü Iskelesi is one of the good starting points to see some parts of old city in Istanbul.Here you can start to walk down through Galata Bridge, or you can go through Spice Market and then to Grand Bazaar or walk up through Sirkeci to Sultanahmet touristic area with lots of museums and mosques and other historical monuments.Very much recommended.

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