Asian Part Walking Tour, Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey's wealthiest and biggest city is split by the Bosphorus in two parts - European and Asian. In this tour you can experience the eastern side and feel the true spirit of the Orient with small, crowded streets and countless mosques.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Asian Part Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Asian Part Walking Tour
Guide Location: Turkey » Istanbul (See other walking tours in Istanbul)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: kane
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Leander's Tower

1) Leander's Tower

The Lenders Tower is also called the Maidens Tower and the Kız Kulesi in Turkish. The “Lenders Towers” was the name given to the tower during the ancient Greek and the medieval Byzantine periods which means “Tower of Leandros”. The tower is located on a small island in the middle of the Borphorus Strait, near its Southern entrance, approximately two hundred meters off the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul.

The tower was built to control the movements of various ships in the Bosphorus...   view more
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Şemsi Pasha Mosque

2) Şemsi Pasha Mosque

The Şemsi Pasha Mosque is an Imperial Ottoman Mosque located in the district of Üsküdar, in Istanbul. Designed by the famous Ottoman Imperial Architect Mimar Sinan, the Mosque is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. The Şemsi Pasha Mosque was designed for the Grand Vizier Şemsi Pasha in 1580.

Although small in size compared to other mosques designed by Mimar Sinan, the mosque’s waterfront location makes it a popular tourist spot for visitors to the city of Istanbul, and it is one of...   view more
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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

3) Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is also known as the Iskele Mosque and the Jetty Mosque. It is an Imperial Ottoman mosque located in, Üsküdar Square, Istanbul. This mosque is one of the best land marks of Üsküdar. This mosque was built on the order of the Princess Mihrimah Sultana, the most favorite daughter of Sultan “Suleiman the Magnificent” and the wife of Grand Vizier Rüstem Pasha. The mosque was designed by the famous Imperial Architect Mimar Sinan, and completed in 1548, and it takes...   view more
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Fethi Paşa Korusu

4) Fethi Paşa Korusu

Fethi Paşa Korusu park, recently renovated, is one of the best places in the Asian part of the city to enjoy the beautiful view over the Bosphorus. Here you can have a walk in the vast green area, far from the crowds of the narrow streets outside the...   view more
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Bosphorus Bridge (Asian Side)

5) Bosphorus Bridge (Asian Side) (must see)

The Bosphorus Bridge is the famous bridge in Istanbul that connects the Asian and European banks of the Bosphorus Strait. This is the first of the two bridges that connect the banks, the other being the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also called the Second Bridge.

The Bosphorus Bridge links the chic Istanbul destination Ortakoy on the European side with the Beylerbeyi on the Asian side. Currently, it has the 25th-longest suspension bridge span in the world at over one thousand meters. The...   view more
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Beylerbeyi Palace

6) Beylerbeyi Palace

The Beylerbeyi Palace is a summer place overlooking the Bosphorus Strait from its Asian shore present in Istanbul. This summer palace was built for the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz. The Palace is located in Beylerbeyi, Istanbul.

This Imperial residence was often used by visiting dignitaries and royalty, and also by the Sultan himself. It is a tastefully decorated palace, with many chandeliers and a fountain present in the main salon. There are many decorative Chinese vases and Sevres, and the...   view more

Walking Tours in Istanbul, Turkey

Create Your Own Walk in Istanbul

Create Your Own Walk in Istanbul

Creating your own self-guided walk in Istanbul is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Walking the Bosphorus Coast

Walking the Bosphorus Coast

What Istanbul is today and what it was in medieval times is due to the geographical location of the city and the fact that it lies on the Bosphorus shore. This tour will take you along the coast so that you can enjoy the beautiful view and admire the city's architecture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Roman Heritage Walking Tour II

Roman Heritage Walking Tour II

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Roman Heritage of Outer Constantinople

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Churches Walking Tour

Churches Walking Tour

Constantinople was a center for religion and the orthodox Christianity for over a millennium and even after the Ottomans came many Christians remained in the city. There are many churches in Istanbul and each of them has its uniqueness.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Architectural Walking Tour

Architectural Walking Tour

Istanbul can offer its visitors quite an unforgettable experience when it comes to architecture. Here you can admire both the architectural achievements of the long vanished Eastern Roman Empire and its influence and the traditional Ottoman-Arabic style. Take this tour to see some of the best examples these architectural styles.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Mosques Walking Tour

Mosques Walking Tour

Istanbul has been a center of Islam for over half a millennium. Add to the fact that it was always growing in population and wealth, and we have the reason why there are so many dazzling mosques in the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.4 km

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