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I like visiting local places of Uskudar. This bazaar is very near to the pier but there are not many tourists. The shoppers here are local people and you may find it hard to find some souvenirs, but you can experience the real local places...More
Uskudar is a must visit in the asian side...you can cross is 30min from Istanbul...see and smell the wonderful Bosphorus for no more than 3€...the ride by ferry is well worth it and Uskudar might be the right place for a romantic dinner overlooking the...More
If your stay is in European Istanbul.... all you need to reach the Asian part is to take the ferry... that what we did when we visited Uskudar the ferry trip is so nice and Uskudar itself is so beautiful with many shops and the...More
Üsküdar Kapalı Çarşı is in the heart of Üsküdar district with very good and convenient transportation manner like metro,bus and boats.Walking down through the little streets and roads in the market area is very nice and interesting trial as lots of different shops and stores...More
We liked the district Uşkudar on the Asian side of Istanbul (we took a ferry from Beşiktaş ferry station). I must say that many hotels and restaurants are of a very high quality here and are double cheaper than in the districts Eminönü, Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş...More
Not a key touristic district, but worth spending some time around the Üsküdar pier. Opposite to the harbour you will hit upon the Mirimah Sultan mosque, constructed by the sultan’s celebrated head-architect Mimar Sinan in the mid-16th century. The mosque is amazingly well-maintained. Besides several...More
To get to Uskudar (asia side) we took a ferry from Eminonu. For about 2.50 TKY each.. its better than private tours.. we walked around the coast in Uskudar and across the harbor, on the side of the street there are small streets with shops...More
To close the day we took a ferry to Uskudar. For the ferry take the tram over the Galatabridge (if you in Sulthanameth). Take the first stop across the golden horn and take a right to the waterfront, where you can take the ferry. Get...More
Date of experience: May 2014
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Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.