Kuzguncuk - Beylerbeyi - Çengelköy

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Three neigbouring in Bosphorus - Kuzguncuk Apr 18, 2011
This is a walk in the Asian side of Bosphorus sea in Istanbul.

Its about 3 old districts which witnessed to centuries in history.

When you arrive Uskudar port, taking the ferry from Eminönü which is the center of Istanbul, just continue to walk or take a bus for 1-2 minutes to get off in Kuzguncuk.

Kuzguncuk is the first stop where you can begin your walk.

When you are in Kuzguncuk just take the main road that goes to the inner parts of the district. Its a quite place where you can see old style houses and even sit on a cafe and enjoy your tea and meet with locals. Kuzguncuk is famous with its writers, artists.

Kuzguncuk, is on the Anatolian side, located between Uskudar and Beylerbeyi.

Its lies in a valley opening to Bosphorus.

According to an opinion, Kuzguncuk is the name derived from the old name Kosinitza. Another opinion is taken from the journals of the famous Ottoman Traveller Evliya Çelebi. Evliya Çelebi declares in his memoris that the name of the district comes from an old man called Kuzgun Baba (Raven the Father), who settled to the area while the city is under siege by Ottomans.

Another myth about the name belongs to the Jewish resources in the 17th century. Jews accept Kuzguncuk as an adjacent land to Jerusalem and they suggest that those who can not see Jerusalem should be buried in the Jewish Cemetery in Kuzguncuk which is the promised land. Its been alsot told that the Greeks

Kuzguncuk, like the other towns has a small ferry port where the daily urban city ferries stop. Thje port is still operational.

Today in Kuzguncuk, there is a mosque, a prayer room, two Greek Orthodox, the Armenian Church, one of the two baths are devastated.

Pink with many historic houses owned by famous Fethi Pasha Pavilion Grove and formerly of this here, too.
artiskicking says:
I was once in uskudar...but now i read this, i go back and will visit the places you recommembed...look very interested...
Posted on: Jun 12, 2011
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