Istanbul: Cengelkoy and the Kuleli Military High School

Turkey, Istanbul Guide (B): Istanbul: Cengelkoy and the Kuleli Military High School

Cengelkoy is a village of Istanbul preserving its historical structure, located on the Asian coast of Istanbul between Uskudar and Beykoz. “Cengelkoy” means hook village, the district is called this way because the hook was being produced for the ships in this district for long years during Ottoman era.

Cengelkoy has always been one of the most attractive villages of Istanbul with its fascinating nature, fresh air and picturesque view of Bosphorus. In the modern era, Cengelkoy is one of the few spots of Istanbul where the blue and green meet; the beautiful Bosphorus is surrounded by nice hills which are covered by forest. This variation in nature makes Bosphorus an attractive district for its residents and visitors.

The architecture in Cengelkoy also makes the village worth visiting. Most buildings are well-preserved of their historical structure, and some of the buildings are symbols of Istanbul. The historical buildings are used for various purposes as yali’s (waterside mansions), mosques, restaurants, shops and military barracks. Each of the buildings has its own past and history, and when walking around this region, you can understand the style that each building belongs to a different era. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Istanbul: Cengelkoy and the Kuleli Military High School
Guide Location: Turkey » Istanbul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Port of Cengelkoy   Kuleli Military High School   Kaymak Mustafa Pasha Mosque  
Author: Begum Erten-uyumaz
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