The Eminonu district forms part of the Eminonu Peninsula and is at the crossroads of 3 bodies of water: the Golden Horn, Bosphorus Strait and the Marmara Sea.
Eminonu is on the southern side one of Istanbul’s most iconic landmarks - the Galata Bridge, which spans the Golden Horn.
The Bridge is no ordinary bridge and is an attraction in itself. Locals flock to fish over its side, or to indulge in its famed nargile cafés, bars and seafood restaurants which line the underside.
Most visitors come to Eminonu for its historical sites - including the New Mosque and Rustem Pasha Mosque - for shopping at the Spice Bazaar - and its surrounding backstreet markets, or for transport purposes.
Eminonu heaves with crowds during the summer months; between the tourists heading to the Spice Bazaar to buy Turkish delight, and locals perusing the streets behind it for budget pots and pans, the area attracts a wide variety of nationalities and personalities.