Sirkeci and Eminonu Istanbul
SirkeciSirkeci means “vinegar-seller” in Turkish although there is no proof
Its narrow streets sit between the New Mosque and Sirkeci that were largely rebuilt in the 19th century and have since had many more businesses crammed into its already limited space. It’s a great place to buy cheap electronic goods and has many small kebab eateries where you can get a good meal for little cost.
EminonuEminönü in Turkish means “in front of justice” and it may have taken its name from the courts and custom houses associated with the docks here.
Places to Visit in Sirkeci and Eminonu
Main Post OfficeWorthy of a visit, is the beautiful building of the Main Post Office that dates from the beginning of the 20th century and was built in a style that is associated with the young Turkish Republic, which can also be seen in the First Vakif Han and the Fourth Vakif Han in the Eminonu area.
Spice Market or Egyptian Bazaar
Other Must See Sights in Sirkeci and EminonuTomb of Abdulhamid I
First National Architecture
The First & Fourth Vakıf Hans
Harbour Building (Liman Han)
Rustem Pasa Mosque
Things to do in Sirkeci and Eminonu
Check out whirling dervishes who perform inside Sirkeci station in the old events room there on Fridays and Sundays at 19:30. They can also be seen inside the Hocapasa Hamam on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 19:30 and tickets can be purchased at both places.