Uskudar is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants, bars, and cafes. You can experience some local live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Hotels in Uskudar provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Istanbul area.
Sightseeing around Uskudar
The monuments and historic sites offer insight into the area's history, while the museums add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Maritime Museum, Kucuksu Palace, or Asiyan Museum. At Istanbul Jazz Center, Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center, and Florence Nightingale Museum, you'll learn about local culture. Monuments like Bosphorus Bridge, Ortakoy Mosque, and Fountain of Ahmet III are well regarded. Swing by Beylerbeyi Palace, Cinili Bath, and Adile Sultan Palace to learn about local history. Be sure to get some family photos at Suada Island, Kilic Ali Pasha Hamam, and Miniaturk.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and boating. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at Camlica Hill, Yildiz Park, and Macka Park. With a shopping trip to Capitol Mall, Akmerkez, or Astoria Istanbul Shopping Center, you might find that perfect souvenir. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Ortakoy Pier, Arnavutkoy Pier, or Besiktas Pier.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern. You can also visit Ortakoy Square, Yildiz Palace, and Sinan Pasha Mosque.
Getting around Uskudar
You can inquire about options for water travel at the marina.
The Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) airport is 12.9 miles (20.8 km) from Uskudar. You can also fly in and out of Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.), which is located 16.4 miles (26.4 km) away.