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Cerrahpasa Istanbul

Cerrahpasa Istanbul
This part of the Istanbul although housed in the city walls and with many grand and historic mosques and other monuments is rarely visited by tourists and is really worth taking a look at.

The Cerrahpaşa Hospital area has almost as many beautiful mosques as in Uskudar and is easily reached by heading west from Aksaray
Its name derives from Cerrah (Surgeon) Mehmed Paşa, a barber who was honoured to carry out the circumcision of the future Sultan Mehmed III and was thus rewarded with the title of surgeon.

Places to Visit in Cerrahpasa Fatih

The Column of Arcadius

Süleymaniye Mosque

Haseki Hürrem Complex

Kocamustafapaşa Mosque – Sümbül Efendi Tomb

Şehzade Mosque (Mosque of the Crown Prince) 

Damat Ibrahim Paşa Medrese 

Kalenderhane Mosque

Avrat Pazari

The area around the Column of Arcadius was once where the Avrat Pazarı (Women’s Slave Market) sold slaves through much of the Ottoman era.

Cerrahpasa Mosque
Fatih Ibrahim Pasa Medrese
Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Mosque
Ramazan Efendi Mosque
Twisted Mosque (Burmalı Cami)
Botanical Garden
The Aqueduct of Valens Area
Sebsafa Kadın Mosque
First of the Month Church (Ayın Biri Kilisesi)

Things to do in Cerrahpasa

Whilst in Cerrahpaşa neighbourhood why not take a Turkish Bath at the Haseki Bostan Hamam that dates back to the Byzantine era or visit Neco Kornet Dondurma on Kocamustafapaşa Caddesi and sample some delicious old-fashioned ice cream offering every flavour, sauce and topping imaginable. 

Getting to Cerrahpasa

To get to Cerrahpaşa take the tram from Sultanahmet alighting at Aksaray and walk along Cerrahpaşa to Kocamustafapaşa Road or stay on the tram to Haseki and then walk south toward the sea.  The Bus No. 35A will bring you here from the Grand Bazaar and from Taksim take Bus No. 35C.

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