Eyup sultan area in Istanbul .... An ancient past meets a sophisticated present
On the bank of the Golden Horn Bay, one of the most beautiful and sacred areas of Istanbul is located , embracing the body of a great companion of the companions of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and the bodies of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
History and reason of name:
The area of Eyup, or as the Turks call it “Eyüp sultan,” took its name from the shrine of the great companion Abu Eyup al-Ansari, who was buried in it during the attempt to conquer it by the Islamic army in 670 AD, when he was martyred due to illness and was buried there as he wanted, and after the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih in 1453 The place of burial of the great companion was identified by the famous scholar of the Sultan, Akshamsuddin, where the Sultan built a mausoleum and next to it he established the first "Sultani" mosque in Istanbul and the area has been named after him since that date.
The Eyüp sultan area is the first residential center established by the Ottomans outside the walls of Istanbul after the conquest, as the housing were located inside the walls only, and the area includes many monuments dating back to the Ottoman era, as well as the famous shrine in the area of "Alibey köy" located on the foothills overlooking On the Gulf which contains many graves of famous Ottomans and Turks, and the reason for this is because the area was located outside the walls near it, so it was a place for graves, and on the other hand people were burying their dead near the shrine of the companions blessing their soil, and therefore many Ottoman sultans recommended to bury them in this area for the same reason.
People have inhabited this region since the Byzantine era, due to the presence of two rivers in it and the abundance of fresh drinking water constantly, and with the expansion of Istanbul during the seventh and eighteenth centuries, Eyup entered the city after it was outside it, and factories spread on both sides of the Gulf.
Location and geography:
Eyüp Sultan is one of the largest municipalities in Istanbul by area, and it may be surprising to know that the municipality of Eyüp Sultan extends to the Black Sea in the north and includes large lands and the last point in it is completely adjacent to Istanbul's new airport.
It is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, established in 1936 by annexing lands and parts of the municipalities of Fatih, Beyoglu and Sariyer.
It has a short coastline on the inner part of the Golden Horn Bay and extending a long coastline on the Black Sea for approximately 15 km.
Eyup has a central location between the most important municipalities and districts of Istanbul, as it is bordered on the east by (Sariyer, Sisli, KagitHanna), from the south (Fatih, Zeytinburnu and Bayrampasa ), on the west (Gazi Osman Pasha, Sultan Ghazi, Arnavutkoy and Basaksehir), and from the north the Black Sea.
It covers an area of 242 square kilometers, rises 71 meters above sea level, and is divided into 23 districts
The following link to Eyüp Sultan Municipality on the map :
Eyup Sultan today:
The spread of factories on the banks of the Gulf, as we mentioned, led to the pollution of its waters, and Eyup became a crowded and unclean area, and since the end of the last century and the beginning of the current century, the municipality of Eyup Sultan made its efforts to close the factories and move them to modern industrial cities outside the city, and it cleaned the banks of the Gulf to become an area full of wonderful parks Cafes and restaurants, which have become a place for recreation and excursion, attract foreigners and citizens throughout the year.
In addition to that, real estate development companies began to take advantage of these features available in the Eyup area, as they constructed distinctive residential projects with a modern architecture system while preserving the archaeological character of the area.
♦ Eyup Sultan Mosque and its soil: It is the first sultani mosque that was established in Istanbul as we mentioned, it was built during the reign of Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih during the conquest of Istanbul next to the tomb of the companion Abu Eyup al-Ansari and next to his shrine and his soil, and this mosque had a great position among the Ottomans Where the Ottoman sultans wore swords when they assumed power, or what could be called the pledge of allegiance to them, and it still retains its shape since its construction until today.
♦ The Golden Horn Bay: It was called "the Horn" to refer to the shape of this estuary, as for its name "Golden", it is believed that it refers either to the riches brought to the city through the historic port, or to artistic interpretations of the reflection of yellow light on the waters of the estuary whenever the sun sets on The city, and in any case, this estuary has its name, as it has become at the present time a tourist attraction center full of parks, restaurants and distinctive tourist facilities.
♦ Pierre Loti hill: a distinctive hill in the Eyup Sultan area, named after the French writer and novelist "Louis Marie Julien Viode - Pierre Loti" who lived in this area and loved the people of Istanbul and be loved by the them and was called a friend of Turkey. This writer was influenced by the Ottoman lifestyle and This influence was shown in his novels. He lived on this hill and it was named after him in honor of him for his sympathy with the Turkish people against the practices of his country, France, during and after the first world war.
The hilltop can be reached on foot or via Chairlifts where the most distinctive and quiet cafes are spread there with a charming view on the bay
♦ Lovers' Forests : It is an extension of the Belgrade forests, where this part of the forests is located in the Eyup Sultan region, and it was named by this name because it was already a place frequented by lovers, and today it is a distinctive picnic place not far away from the city center.
♦ The two main highways in Istanbul (E80 and E5) pass from Eyup Sultan area by the north and south of it , where the metro bus line that serves Eyüp area passes through E5 highway with two stations, Ayvansaray and Halıcıoğlu, as well as the D020 highway that connects the city center with the O7 highway to the north. And Istanbul airport.
♦ The M7 metro line, a part of this line was opened at the beginning of 2021, and will be fully operational at the beginning of 2022, this line connects Eyüp Sultan to Kabataş on the bank of the Bosphorus, through Sisli and it serves Eyup with 4 stations
♦ Tram line T5: was opened in early 2021 and this line passes on the bank of the Golden Horn Bay along the water and gardens and this is what made it a way for enjoying the natural scenery more than a way of transportation only, this line connects Eyup area with Eminonu region, and passes through Eyup with 9 stations.
Real estate in Eyup:
Eyüp Sultan district is one of the central areas in Istanbul, as it is in the heart of the city, and it extends as we mentioned over vast areas to the north.
Eyüp Sultan area is mostly dominated by a residential buildings & complexes , and this is obvious in all the properties in this region, where they are mostly residential.
Real estate rent revenues in the region are relatively high, especially within modern residential complexes , and this is due, as we mentioned, to the centrality of the Eyup region with its proximity to other central Istanbul areas, commercial markets, and tourist areas, and thus makes the investment return for real estate in Eyup is high.
Here are our list for properties for sale in Eyup :
Apartments For Sale In Eyupsultan Istanbul