7 Hills of IstanbulIstanbul Hills
Built on seven hills is one of the most famous fact of Istanbul. Through the history these hills have been city’s significant centers. All of these hills located at the old part of the city at Constantinople area sided by rampart. Each have their own characteristic and different history. Also these hills are symbolized at the Istanbul Municipality’s logo as 7 triangles. To see the logo of the municipality, you can visit municipality’s official page.
Topkapı Palace Hill
The first and the center of Istanbul, Topkapı Palace Hill consists to many important historical buildings such as; Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and ancient Hippodrome.
Hill takes its name from Cemberlitas coloumn at the center. Cemberlitas Hill also consists one of the most magnificent structures from Ottoman era such as Nuruosmaniye Mosque and Constantinople stand.
Located in Beyazıt district, Beyazıt Hill consists Beyazıt Mosque, İstanbul University, Beyazıt Tower and Suleymaniye Mosque.
Located in Fatih district, hill consists one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul, Fatih Mosque. Also you can visit one of the important mosques of the city Zeyrek Mosque on this hill.
Yavuz Selim Hill
Located in the Fatih district, overlooking to Golden Horn, Yavuz Selim Hill consists one of the most important historical building in the city today; Sultan Selim Mosque.
Known as the highest hill of the city, Edirnekapı is located in Golden Horn area. Constantine’s headquarter Tekfur Palace is also located on this hill. You can visit Sultan Mihrimah Mosque, Tekfur Palace and Chora Museum on that hill.
Located in the Fatih district of the city Kocamustafapaşa Hill and its area consists many ruins from Byzantine era. This hill also the best hill that sees Constantine’s headquarter Tekfur Palace. Hill takes its name from grand vizier Koca Mustafa Paşa. Landmarks of the hill are; Haseki Külliye, Haseki Sultan Mosque and Bayrampaşa Mescid.