Stretching up streets with carved houses and lacy balconies is one of the rare places in Istanbul, where architecture, religious objects, gastronomic and cultural traditions of the 19th century have been preserved. Away from modern markets, oriental noise and merchants, you will immerse yourself in an atmosphere of charming "old-fashioned" and old good neighborly relations. I will acquaint you with the history of the formation of one of the most tolerant districts of the capital, I will show you the house where F. Liszt lived, the place that Meryl Streep loved, and the restaurant where masterpieces were created for Ataturk. I will reveal striking views of the Bosphorus and take you to an art cafe near the regional vegetable garden, as well as suggest where to try lavender-flavored ice cream and the best pastries. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 4.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 8 reviews € 125 per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Vintage atmosphere of another Istanbul We will meet in the European part of the city and by boat we will cross to the Asian part, where you will see Maiden tower and one of the most famous creations of the architect Sinan, as well as a symbol of the medieval architecture of the capital of the Ottoman Empire - mosque Mihrimah Sultan … After walking a little along the embankment, you will come to Kuzgunjuk. Of the 40 administrative districts of the metropolis, it is in Uskudar that a charming quarter is hidden, where you will meet non-touristy, old and very soulful Istanbul. Walking along the ornate streets with wooden houses, you will understand why directors love it so much (many TV series have been filmed here), and you will collect the missing puzzles in understanding the many-sided Istanbul spirit
The history of one of the most tolerant neighborhoods in the capital I will introduce you to the history of the suburb dating back to the 15th century. You will hear about the forced resettlement of Jews from Spain, their traditions, which have become an integral part of the local culture, and a peaceful life together with Greeks, Armenians and Turks. And lined up almost side by side Orthodox churches, synagogues and mosques will become an occasion to understand the mentality, values formed over centuries and special social relations, thanks to which the quarter gained its originality
Details of their Kuzgunjuk life and atmospheric places Along the way, you will find out in which villa F. Liszt lived and which fish restaurant Meryl Streep loved. See the streets where popular films were filmed and the place where the local chef prepared culinary masterpieces for President Ataturk. And also visit the district vegetable garden Kuzguncuk Bostaniwhere residents can grow vegetables, art cafewhere you can taste dishes made from organic products, and cute pastry shops with aromatic pastries. In addition, there will be several places in the program from which magnificent and little-known views of the Bosphorus.
- Additional costs will be approximately 40 liras / person, taking into account the road, coffee and pastries.
- Please take care of comfortable shoes - we will walk a lot!
Start of the excursion by appointment. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.