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Çengelköy Area

Distance: 400 m From Hotel
Çengelköy KULELI KAYMAK MUSTAFA PASA MOSQUE at Üsküdar, İstanbul

ÇENGELKÖY AREA

Sumahan on the Water is located in Çengelköy. The name Çengelköy directly translates to "hook village". The origin of the name is uncertain but according to Evliya Çelebi, a cache of Byzantine anchors was found here shortly after the Conquest in 1453. Thus, the village became known as “The Village of Anchors”. Çengelköy is an ideal community to experience long forgotten ‘village life’ in Istanbul where the local vibe survives, and where residents and shopkeepers warmly greet each other on the street daily. Çengelköy, with its beautiful historical wooden seaside mansions, called ‘yalı’s in Turkish, and the locally famous small cucumbers once grown there, enjoys it's justly earned reputation as one of the most charming villages along the Bosphorus.

Kuleli Kaymak Mustafa Paşa Mosque

Distance: 250 m From Hotel
Sumahan on the water

KULELİ KAYMAK MUSTAFA PAŞA MOSQUE

Kaymak Mustafa Paşa, who was one of the leading names of the Tulip Era, commissioned this 18th century mosque. The mosque was built in 1720 and renovated in the 19th century during the time of Sultan Mahmud II. It is a beautiful wooden structure with a deep burgundy color that sets itself apart from other Istanbul mosques.

Address: Kuleli Mahallesi, Kuleli Caddesi, No.77, Üsküdar, İstanbul

Kuleli Military High School

Distance: 350 m From Hotel
Sumahan on the water

KULELİ MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL

This 19th century building is a military high school. The building was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid to the head architect of his time, Garabet Balyan. Florence Nightingale used the building as a military hospital during the Crimean War. It is certainly one of the most famous landmarks on the Bosphorus. Even though you cannot visit the interiors, you can stroll along the coast where most people come to fish to admire its grandiose exteriors.

Address: Kuleli Askeri Lisesi Komutanlığı, Çengelköy - Üsküdar, İstanbul
Phone: +90 216 308 81 13

Aya Yorgi Orthodox Church

Distance: 350m From Hotel
Sumahan on the water

AYA YORGİ GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

This 19th century Greek Orthodox Church is still active. Attend their Sunday mass. The village of Çengelköy is one of the three locations in Istanbul where the cross-throwing ceremony is still practiced every year on January 6th.

Address: Kuleli Caddesi Tanrıverdi Sokak, Çengelköy - Üsküdar, İstanbul

Çınaraltı Tea Garden

Distance: 500 m From Hotel
Sumahan on the water

ÇINARALTI TEA GARDEN

One of the oldest landmarks of the neighborhood is this casual tea venue by the Bosphorus. The plane tree, that gives its name to this tea garden, is 800 years old. You can order your tea, grab your morning paper and start your day here.

Address: Çengelköy Caddesi, Çınarlı Camii Sokak No: 4, Çengelköy - Üsküdar
Phone: +90 216 422 10 36

Çikolata Kahve

Distance: 600m From Hotel
Sumahn on the water

ÇİKOLATA KAHVE

Çikolata Kahve translates to Chocolate Coffee. Check out this little place for some Turkish coffee, perhaps you’ll even be brave enough to try the chocolate flavor?  The coffee shop, run by a lovely couple, has an interior that make you feel like you’re living a moment from the 60s.  Stop here to unwind and relax before or after your days outing.


Address: Çengelköy Mahallesi, Çengelköy Caddesi, Derecik Sokak, No: 1/A, Çengelköy - Üsküdar, İstanbul
Phone: +90 216 422 25 33

Çengelköy Farmers Market

Distance: 600m From Hotel
Sumahan on the water

ÇENGELKÖY FARMERS MARKET

On Mondays you can visit this great, casual and local farmers weekly market. Vendors sell fresh vegetables, fruits and household goods.

Address: Albay Hüsamettin Ertürk Sokak , Çengelköy - Üsküdar, İstanbul

Çengelköy Kokoreç

Distance: 800m From Hotel
Sumahan on the Water

ÇENGELKÖY KOKOREÇ

‘Kokoreç’ is one of the most famous street foods in Turkey.  You probably would rather not know what it is (well if you’re really asking, it’s lamb intestines) but with all the wonderful spices and charcoal grilling, it becomes a yummy delicacy. There are many kokoreç vendors in Çengelköy but Çengelköy Kokoreç is the most popular destination among locals.


Address: Çengelköy Caddesi 34680 Üsküdar - Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Area

Distance: 3.0 km From Hotel
Sumahan on the water

BEYLERBEYİ AREA

Named after a ‘Bey’ (translated to ‘Gentleman’ in English) who was ruling the district in the 16th century, Beylerbeyi is the next-door neighborhood to Çengelköy. The main landmark of the neighborhood is the 19th century imperial ‘Beylerbeyi Palace’, however a lovely imperial mosque and several restaurants on the Bosphorus add more charm to this neighborhood.

Beylerbeyi Palace

Distance: 2.5 km From Hotel
Beylerbeyi  at Üsküdar, İstanbul

BEYLERBEYİ PALACE

This 19th century palace is a great example of the changing Ottoman architecture of the 19th century when the Ottomans were striving to become more European. It was built as a summer palace for Sultan Abdülaziz who had several famous guests here including Eugenie of France and Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Rumor has it that Sultan Abdülaziz and Eugenie (wife of Napoleon the Third) had a love affair here. Due to Sultan Abdülaziz’s love of the sea and boats, you will notice numerous sea related murals on the ceilings.

Address: Abdullahağa Caddesi, Beylerbeyi - Üsküdar, İstanbul

Phone: +90 216 321 93 20-21

Kuzguncuk Area

Distance: 4.3 km From Hotel
KUZGUNCUK view at İstanbul

KUZGUNCUK AREA

Kuzguncuk is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods along the Bosphorus. Famous for its narrow, cobble stone streets lined with wooden, colorful and historical houses, this is a neighborhood where the residents know each other and collaborate on important matters such as keeping an orchard. In Kuzguncuk one can see a mosque, synagogue and Greek Orthodox Church each next to each other. Jews first settled the neighborhood in the 15th century, followed by Greeks and Armenians who moved here in the 18th century.

İsmet Baba Restaurant

Distance: 3.5 km From Hotel
Sumahan on the Water

İSMET BABA RESTAURANT

One of the oldest restaurants in the neighborhood, this lovely humble fish restaurant is right on water. It serves both summer and winter, except during the month of Ramadan. Here you can try the national Turkish drink ‘rakı’ also called ‘lion’s milk’ and have ‘meze’ (tapas type of cold starters) and fresh fish from the Bosphorus for a classical ‘meyhane’ (tavern) experience.

Address: Çarşı Caddesi No: 1/A Kuzguncuk - Üsküdar, İstanbul
Phone: +90 216 553 12 32

Pikaphane

Distance: 3.5 km From Hotel
Sumahn on the water

PİKAPHANE

Pikaphane is a charming and tiny store on a side street in Kuzguncuk where you can buy or fix gramophones and purchase old records.

Address: Kuzguncuk Çarşı Caddesi Üryanizade Sokak No:10, Kuzguncuk Üsküdar

Phone: +90535 944 99 47

Üryanizade Street

Distance: 3.6 km From Hotel
Sumahan on the Water

ÜRYANİZADE STREET

This cute narrow street has beautiful historical wooden row houses. It is definitely worth taking a stroll on this peaceful street.

Address: Üryanizade Sokak, Kuzguncuk, Üsküdar - İstanbul

Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church

Distance: 3.7 km From Hotel
Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Armenian Church - Kuzguncuk  at İstanbul

SURP KRİKOR LUSAVORİÇ ARMENIAN CHURCH

Visit this 19th century church to see the simplicity of the interiors of Armenian churches.

Address: Çarşı Caddesi No: 49 Kuzguncuk - Üsküdar, İstanbul

Phone: +90 216 341 50 02

Hagios Georgios Greek Orthodox Church

Distance: 4.0 km From Hotel
Kuzguncuk Hagios Georgios Greek Orthodox Church at İstanbul

HAGIOS GEORGIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Take a peek inside this 19th century church if you can catch it while it is open.

Address: İcadiye Caddesi, Kuzguncuk - Üsküdar, İstanbul

Üsküdar Area

Distance: 5.3 km From Hotel
Sumahan on the Water

ÜSKÜDAR AREA

One of the oldest neighborhoods on the Asian side of Istanbul, Üsküdar, has been an important site since the Byzantine era as a main custom’s point. During the Ottoman era, it became the place where the holy hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca started. The conservative neighborhood has beautiful historical mosques and a historical market place. It is also one of the best places to admire the sunset in Istanbul.

Kanaat Restaurant

Distance: 5.4 km From Hotel
Sumahan on the Water

KANAAT RESTAURANT

Stop by this local restaurant that dates back to 1933 to try their delicious haricot beans. If you are not a fan of haricot beans, Kanaat Restaurant has many other traditional dishes that are beautifully displayed at the chef’s counter- a delight to the eyes and the stomach.

Address: Tembel Hacı Mehmet Mahallesi, Selmani Pak Caddesi No: 25, Üsküdar - İstanbul
Phone:  +90 216 341 5444

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Distance: 5.5 km From Hotel
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque at Üsküdar, İstanbul

MİHRİMAH SULTAN MOSQUE

Make sure to visit this beautiful 16th century mosque designed by the famous Ottoman architect Sinan. The mosque was built for the daughter of Süleyman the Magnificient, one of the most powerful Ottoman sultans who ruled for 46 years (longest in Ottoman history).

Address: Üsküdar, Kurşunlu Medrese Sokak, 2-24, Selmanağ - Üsküdar, İstanbul

Mimar Sinan Bazaar

Distance: 5.8 km From Hotel
Sumahan on the Water

MİMAR SİNAN BAZAAR

This former bathhouse was converted into the lively Mimar Sinan Bazaar in 1962, and is the named after the celebrated architect Sinan who built it in 1574-83. This bazaar offers everything from vegetables and fruits to fish, clothing and antique objects including handwritten Quran scripts.

Address: Mimarsinan Mahallesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul

Kız Kulesi

Distance: 6.2 km From Hotel
Sumahn on the water

KIZ KULESİ - MAIDEN'S TOWER

This customs station from the Byzantine era, lying on a small island located off of the coast of Üsküdar, has been associated with many urban legends about an emperor who imprisoned his daughter in order to protect her from death as the oracle had prophesied. The tower today has been transformed into a café and restaurant, with an excellent view of the historical peninsula.

Address: Salacak Mevkii, Üsküdar, İstanbul

Phone: +90 216 342 47 47

Sumahan on the Water

Sumahan on the Water, Çengelköy Istanbul, Turkey

Sumahan on the Water is located in Çengelköy.

The name Çengelköy directly translates to "hook village". The origin of the name is uncertain but according to Evliya Çelebi, a cache of Byzantine anchors was found here shortly after the Conquest in 1453. Thus, the village became known as “The Village of Anchors”. Çengelköy is an ideal community to experience long forgotten ‘village life’ in Istanbul where the local vibe survives, and where residents and shopkeepers warmly greet each other on the street daily. Çengelköy, with its beautiful historical wooden seaside mansions, called ‘yalı’s in Turkish, and the locally famous small cucumbers once grown there, enjoys it's justly earned reputation as one of the most charming villages along the Bosphorus.