Which district is famous for what?

Many of Istanbul’s neighborhoods and districts are identified with particular symbols. Sometimes it’s a particular food, sometimes a famous building, or another special attribute of the place.

Many of Istanbul’s neighborhoods and districts are identified with particular symbols. Sometimes it’s a particular food, sometimes a famous building, or another special attribute of the place. Here is a list of some of the districts of Istanbul and the symbols with which they are identified.

Adalar – Princes’ Islands: Horse and Carriage
Bebek: Almond Spread
Beyoğlu: İstiklal Caddesi, Chocolate
Beyazıt: Its Square
Cağaloğlu: Book Sellers and Publishing Houses
Cihangir: Cats
Çemberlitaş: Its Hamam
Çengelköy: Cucumbers, Çınaraltı
Dolmabahçe: Dolmabahçe Palace, The Clock Tower
Eminönü: Fish Sandwiches
Eyüp: Pierre Loti Cafe, Eyüp Cemetary
Kandilli: Kandilli Observatory
Kanlıca: Yogurt
Kumkapı: Meyhanes, the Fish Market
Nişantaşı: Its views
Üsküdar: The Maiden’s Tower
Ortaköy: Kumpir
Paşabahçe: The Paşabahçe Glass Factory
Sarıyer: Börek
Sirkeci: The Train Station, The Big Post-Office
Sultanahmet: Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Köfte
Tophane: Nargile
Vefa: Boza

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