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8 Most Popular Districts During The Ottoman Empire

8 Most Popular Districts During The Ottoman Empire

8 Most Popular Districts During The Ottoman Empire


Istanbul has been home to many different civilizations throughout history and has even been the cause of many wars. An important part of the history of this particular city belongs to the Ottoman period with the conquest in 1453. After the conquest of Istanbul, Istanbul came under Ottoman patronage and thus many districts developed rapidly.

Saraçhane


Saraçhane, located within the borders of the Fatih district of Istanbul today, is the first Ottoman District established in the city after the conquest of Istanbul. The district, whose borders are quite wide, started to develop with the construction of the Fatih Mosque and complex. Mehmed the Conqueror built schools, inns, baths and bazaars in order to celebrate the region which was empty in those years.

Suleymaniye



Suleymaniye, one of the historical districts of Istanbul, 16. it is a bridge built from the century to the present day. The district witnessed many uprisings from the Ottoman Empire to the Republican period and was first established during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, who ruled the Ottoman Empire for a long time. 16. the District of Suleymaniye, which developed around the külliye, which was built in the century, became the most exclusive district of the Ottoman Empire in a short time with its residents consisting of educational institutions and class of ulema.

Eminönü



Eminönü, one of the historical districts of Istanbul, is the region where the administrative units were located not only during the Ottoman period but also during the Byzantine period. Eminönü district is the location where Istanbul was first established. The name of the district was Eminönü because there was customs security in the Ottoman period. This eminent district, which has a history as old as the foundation of Istanbul, is now home to the most important historical monuments of Istanbul.

Ayvansaray



Ayvansaray, one of the historical districts of Istanbul, entered a very bright period after the conquest. To the coastal part between the end of the walls and the Abdulvedud Masjid, Sultan IV. Mehmed's daughter Hatice Sultan's Palace was built. The piers, Yali and seaside palaces on the banks of the district, which developed more and more over time, reinforced the beauty of the district.

Üsküdar



Üsküdar, one of the most beautiful districts of Istanbul, started to develop rapidly after the conquest of Istanbul. The district resembled a small Anatolian town before it, and after the conquest it became clear with the first elements that would form the city fabric. During the reign of the Conqueror, it was almost re-established. 16. 91 century the Ottoman Üsküdar mosques and prayer halls, Lodge 51, 12 baths, caravanserai, 11, 2 soup kitchen, madrasa 7, 260 fountain, 5-port, 2 hospitals, 2 menzilhane, tabhane, primary schools, libraries, theological school, and Mail dispenser with the organization of the many Sultan, Pasha palaces and statesmen, has been to support the development by building houses and mansions.

Karaköy



Karaköy, one of the oldest, busiest and most populous districts of Istanbul, was a financial center during the Ottoman period. Karaköy, which was the center of banking and insurance in those years, is also an important commercial and transportation center of Istanbul today.

Sirkeci



Sirkeci was a very important district during the Ottoman period due to its proximity to Topkapi Palace and the Grand Vizier's building, Babylon. Because it was by the sea, it was in the position of being the pier of the Babiali. By 1885, Orient Ekspress was in service and after Sirkeci station started to operate in 1890, the district gained even greater importance. Sirkeci is now home to the historical beauties of Istanbul and is seriously attracted by tourists.

Edirnekapi



Edirnekapi, one of the seven hills of Istanbul, is a district that was a favorite of the emperors during the Ottoman period. It got its name from the fact that those who came from Edirne entered Istanbul during the same period. The first breach was opened at this gate during the battles during the conquest and this was the first place where Mehmed the Conqueror entered the city with his horse. This is also the gate used by the Sultans to enter the city after wearing swords in the Eyüp mosque during the imperial period.

 

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