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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.05mi , Attraction : Tophane Haman
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Hacımimi, Boğazkesen Cd. No:1, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
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Tophane Tram Station
If you're riding the tram to the beginning of the tour, get on the tram that says to Kabatas, and get off the second stop after you cross the Galata bridge. It's just to the south of where the cruise ships dock. Tophane (pronounced toe-FAN-ee) means "cannon" in Turkish, and it was here that they once built all the armaments to defend Istanbul. That big, beautiful domed building on the water side of the road is a haman, or Turkish bath, and it still is in operation. It's just been renovated and is beautiful inside so if you want to skip the tour and spend your time relaxing there instead, I'll understand. But if not, cross the street and head up the hill on Boğazkesen Street to start our adventure.

Place #2
Distance: 0.10mi , Attraction : Shopping
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Firuzağa, Boğazkesen Cd. No:34 Kat:4, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
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By Tarkan - Iznik Pottery
 A little bit about Turkish pottery and tiles. You've seen them for sale all over, and a lot of it is produced for the tourists. But the real stuff is made in the city of Iznik, or if you prefer the ancient Greek name, Nicea. The tile factories were built in the time of Suleyman the Magnificient and those tiles were used for the inside of his tomb, for the Blue Mosque, and lots of other beautiful places. They are hand painted and the tableware that is made there is fired so it's food and even dishwasher safe. The other stuff often is decals and isn't food safe. But I've brought you to the good stuff. Tarkan only sells work from Iznik and her prices are very good. Everything is hand-painted and signed by the artist. No bartering, but you know you're getting a good deal. You're welcome.

Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Tophane Tram Station
Map Pin Place 2 By Tarkan - Iznik Pottery
Map Pin Place 3 Tarihi Boğazkesen Simit Fırını
Map Pin Place 4 TomTom Cic Kebab
Map Pin Place 5 Museum of Innocence
Map Pin Place 6 Cukurcama
Map Pin Place 7 Cukurcama Street
Map Pin Place 8 Puppet Institute
Map Pin Place 9 Directions
Map Pin Place 10 Welcome to Cihangir
Map Pin Place 11 Cihangir Tarihi Simit Firini
Map Pin Place 12 Firuzaga Mosque
Map Pin Place 13 Center of Cihangir
Map Pin Place 14 Dogaciyiz Gourmet
Map Pin Place 15 Ali the Cat Man
Map Pin Place 16 Sesame Street
Map Pin Place 17 Fruit Stand
Map Pin Place 18 Cihangir Mosque

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