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Information about Eyüp Istanbul

Information about  Eyüp Istanbul

Located in the European side of Istanbul and extends from the Golden Horn all the way to the Black Sea coast, gained its name because of the presence of the tomb of the Companion Abu Ayyub al-Ansari and the mosque that carry his name, which is a religious prominent that is visited by a lot of tourists, and in the holy month of Ramadan held in front of it mass Iftar and some ceremonies.

You can find in Eyüp Sultan popular markets selling prayer mats, dates, Islamic books, scented oils and other Islamic culture souvenirs.

This area is also famous for chairlift that convey visitors from the shore of the Golden Horn to Pierre Loti station where visitors can enjoy charming views over the hill and visit the famous Pierre Loti cafe, that hold the name of the famous French writer and orientalist who loves to sit in this cafe and wrote two novels during his stay in Istanbul.

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