Eyüp Sultan Mosque

After Mecca and Medina, the Eyüp Sultan Mosque in Turkey is one of the most revered places among Muslims.

The mosque is titled after Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari, whose tomb is located in the same place. He was one of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Companions. The Place of the Grave was determined by Akşemsettin, the master and mentor of Mehmed the Conqueror, in 1453, right after the conquest of Istanbul and five years later, the mosque was built there.

Since its build, the mosque has maintained its significance. In the Ottoman era, the coronation ceremony took place here, and most sultans visited the Eyüp Sultan tomb as their final stop before engaging in combat. Today, both locals and tourists frequently visit the mosque.

Eyüp Sultan Tomb Visiting Hours and Days: The tomb is open to visitors between 09:30 and 16:00 every day.
 
Pierre Loti Hill:
During your visit to Eyüp Sultan Mosque, there is a cable car and stairs that run from the Golden Horn’s shore to the top of the Pierre Loti Hill, and also by drinking a Turkish coffee and Golden Horn view you can get rid of your tiredness.

How to get to Eyüp Sultan Mosque using public transportation:

  • You can use 99A and 33ES bus lines (Eyüpsultan Stop) or T5 tram line from Eminönü.
  • You can take 55T bus line (Eyüpsultan Stop) from Taksim or 55 (Eyüpsultan Stop) bus line from Şişli.

Eyup Sultan Mosque Location:


Pierre Loti Cable Car Location:

Istanbul Museums & Places for Families & Kids (UPDATED: Summer 2022)

1- Miniaturk (Miniature Turkey Museum)
Location:Sütlüce, Golden Horn
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):09:00 – 19:00 (9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:90 TL

2- Rahmi Koç Museum
Location:Hasköy, Golden Horn
Closed Days:Mondays
Visiting Hours (Summer):11:00 – 17:30 (11:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:150 TL

3- Panorama 1453 History Museum
Location:Topkapı
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):08:00 – 18:00 (08:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:80 TL

4- Vialand Theme Park
Location:Yeşilpınar, Alibeyköy
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):10:00 – 18:00 (10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:850 TL

5- Sea Life Aquarium
Location:Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):10:00 – 20:00 (10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:290 TL

6- Istanbul Aquarium
Location:Aqua Florya Shopping Mall
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):10:00 – 19:00 (10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:315 TL

7- Pelit Chocolate Factory & Museum
Location:Esenyurt
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):10:00 – 17:00 (10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:150 TL

8- Museum of IllusIons (Istanbul Istiklal)
Location:Istiklal Avenue
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):11:00 – 20:00 (11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:235 TL

9- Madame Tussauds Istanbul
Location:Istiklal Avenue
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):11:00 – 19:00 (11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:290 TL

10- Naval Museum
Location: Beşiktaş
Closed Days: Mondays
Visiting Hours (Summer): 09:00 – 17:00 (9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card: Not Valid
Entrance Fee: 25 TL

Istanbul Museums – Entry Fees & Visiting Hours & Location Information – Golden Horn Museums (UPDATED: Summer 2022)

1- Rahmi Koç Museum
Location:Hasköy, Golden Horn
Closed Days:Mondays
Visiting Hours (Summer):11:00 – 17:30 (11:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:150 TL

2- Aynalıkavak Pavilion
Location:Hasköy, Golden Horn
Closed Days:Mondays
Visiting Hours (Summer):09:00 – 18:00 (9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Valid
Entrance Fee:40 TL

3- Miniaturk (Miniature Turkey Museum)
Location:Sütlüce, Golden Horn
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):09:00 – 19:00 (9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:90 TL

4- Panorama 1453 History Museum
Location:Topkapı
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):08:00 – 18:00 (08:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:80 TL

5- Pammakaristos Church / Fethiye Mosque
Location:Fatih, Çarşamba
Closed Days:Museum is closed for renovation
Visiting Hours:*
Museum Pass Card:Valid
Entrance Fee:*

7- Kariye Mosque / Chora Church
Location:Edirnekapı, Fatih
Closed Days:Museum is closed for renovation
Visiting Hours:*
Museum Pass Card:*
Entrance Fee:*

8- Tekfur Palace
Location:Ayvansaray
Closed Days:Mondays
Visiting Hours (Winter):09:00 – 17:00 (9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:24 TL