Eminönü is Istanbul‘s crossroads. Located on the south side of the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, it’s a major transportation nexus for trains, trams and buses, and the Eminönü ferry docks (map) are always busy.
It’s a major shopping area and has been for centuries. The Byzantines bought their fruits, vegetables and grains here a millennium ago.
|Yeni Cami from Galata Bridge.|
—by Tom Brosnahan