Golden Horn Tour
Take this tour that brings you to see the sharp harmonies and historic curiosities of the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, one of the most sacred sites of Istanbul and one of the most important mosques in all of Turkey. Plus, get to visit the storyland of Miniatürk which is the world’s largest miniature park with 114 models of buildings which are built to scale.
PIERRE LOTI COFFE HOUSE
Among the green which is located on a hill with beautiful trees where you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Golden Horn.
Teleferique (cable car) to Pierre Loti Coffee House among the green which is located on a hill with beautiful trees where you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Golden Horn. Bird’ s eye view of the Golden Horn with the teleferique (cable car) while climbing to the café, 550 beeline meters in 115 seconds. The coffee house takes its name from Pierre Loti, the French author and poet who was very fond of İstanbul and wrote as he sat in this coffee house enjoying the view.
EYUP SULTAN MOSQUE
This important complex marks the supposed burial place of Ebu Eyüp el-Ensari, a friend of the Prophet who fell in battle outside the walls of Constantinople while carrying the banner of Islam during the Arab assault and siege of the city. His Tomb is İstanbul’s most important Islamic shrine. The old trees, pigeons, praying believers and the visiting crowd create a mystical and colorful atmosphere around the mosque.
The park contains 122 models done in 1/25th scale. 58 of the structures are from Istanbul, 52 are from Anatolia, and 12 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey. It reflects the revival of Turkish culture and history in all its magnificence. Countless human figure models situated throughout the park such as a railroad worker, Muslims in a mosque courtyard, Jews praying in a synagogue, flower seller etc., portray the lifestyle of the society through ages.