The apartment is on the 4th floor of the building, with three bedrooms, a living room and a separate terrace with a beautiful city view. It is situated in a very central location, district of Fatih, the European side of Istanbul.
This district is in the Old City center within walking distance to the historical neighbourhoods of Sultanahmet, Cemberlitas, Beyazit and Eminonu. Some of the many historical sites and monuments in the area include the Fatih Mosque, the Sehzadebasi Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, the Valens Aqueduct, the Grand Bazaar. There are also a variety of traditional restaurants in the area with good Turkish food and reasonable prices. This location is also great for public transport - within 3 minutes of walking distance the city-bus stops covering many points along the European side. There is 24/7 access to Taksim, which takes 5-10 minutes by bus. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
It is the text which has been writtten New York Times by Sussane Fowler about location where is in my flat.
"in the shadow of the stone arches of the Romans’ monumental Valens Aqueduct, Itfaiye Caddesi is a world away from the bustle of a rapidly changing Istanbul, with its high-rises and traffic jams.
Decades ago, an influx of mainly Kurdish people from southeastern Anatolia set about opening butcher shops, spice shops and cafes here and around a five-block-long, largely pedestrian area in the Fatih district.
It’s not clear why the area is called Kadinlar Pazari (Women’s Bazaar). Some imagine it was the site of a female slave market in Ottoman times. Others say it’s because women do most of the food shopping for Turkish households.
In addition to those shoppers, young people sit on stools underneath the aqueduct’s arches sipping glasses of strong tea. Rows of old men in crocheted skull caps warm the benches across from the peaked windows of the low-slung Husam Bey Tezgahcilar Mosque, and street vendors sell cleaned lamb intestines for making mumbar dolmasi, which are stuffed with cinnamon-spiced ground lamb and rice. Other carts might be loaded with ruby-red pomegranates, walnuts and dried figs.
On one end of the square, near the arches, a shop sells several varieties of honey — pine, chestnut, clover — some of it still in a waxy comb. At the other end, toward the Golden Horn, spice shops display their wares in colorful mounds, with strings of dried eggplant and peppers dangling like semiprecious gems. You can find a half-dozen types of red pepper flakes; hashas, or poppy seeds; allspice; and mahlep powder, made from the seeds of sour cherries.
The square is also a great place for lunch, and office workers crowd into spots offering buryan kebab: chunks of pit-roasted lamb served on a warm disk of thick, quilted pide bread. Add a sprinkling of spices served on the side, including lemony sumac and fragrant dried thyme. Top it off with salty fresh ayran, a foamy yogurt-based drink served with a long-handled spoon.
Then ponder your next move over a metal plate of kunefe, a cheese and sweet syrup dish that’s baked until it is crisp and golden."
My neighbourhood involves many cultures and traditions. It is perfect district for public transport to access everywhere in istanbul and to eat some traditional foods from southeast of Turkey. Even though my neigbourhood is touristic area, you can feel daily life atmosphere. Also in downstairs, there is traditional shops selling cheeses, spices and other traditional things. If you do not like the cheese smell, i would reccomend you to think to book again. :)
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