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Üsküdar, one of the oldest settlement areas in Istanbul, was a separate province encompassing the entire Anatolian side in the early years of the Republic. In 1926, it became a district of Istanbul. Today, Üsküdar is located on the route of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. It is bordered by the Istanbul Bosphorus to the west and north; Kadıköy to the south; Ataşehir to the southeast; Ümraniye to the east; and Beykoz to the northeast.

Üsküdar, the jewel of the Asian side, continues to captivate visitors with its historical richness and natural beauty. The places to visit around Üsküdar are quite diverse, making it one of the most touristic spots in Istanbul. Among the places to visit in Üsküdar are Ottoman-era mosques, impressive palaces, natural parks, and historical sites that await enthusiasts!

In addition to places to visit in Üsküdar, the places to sit are also very attractive. Cafes with Bosphorus views, historical tea gardens, and seaside restaurants offer suitable options for every taste. Whether you are a history enthusiast or a nature lover, Üsküdar offers many experiences that will leave you with wonderful memories.

The population of our Üsküdar district is 517,348.

Places to visit in Üsküdar

  1. Maiden's Tower

One of the symbols of Istanbul, Maiden's Tower is a unique beauty you will encounter on the Salacak coastline when you come to Üsküdar. Standing majestically in the middle of the Bosphorus, this rare tower served as a lighthouse, watchtower, and customs station during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

  1. Salacak Coastline

Salacak coastline in Üsküdar is a breath of fresh air, welcoming hundreds of people daily for walking, enjoying the Bosphorus air, and fishing.

  1. Çamlıca Hill and Çamlıca Tower

Located 4 kilometers from the center of Üsküdar, Çamlıca Hill is perfect for those seeking panoramic views of Istanbul. Divided into Büyük Çamlıca and Küçük Çamlıca, the hill has been one of the city's most beautiful spots throughout history.

  1. Çamlıca Mosque and Museum of Islamic Civilizations

Çamlıca Mosque, not only Üsküdar’s but also Istanbul’s largest mosque, has 7 floors and 6 minarets. It was completed in 2019.

  1. Fethi Pasha Grove

  2. Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

  3. Fountain of Ahmed III

  4. Historical Üsküdar Tiled Bath

  5. Beylerbeyi Palace

  6. Adile Sultan Pavilion

  7. Tiled Mosque

  8. Şile Lighthouse

  9. Mehmet Naci Aköz Kite Museum