Eminönü Square is the place between Galata Bridge and New Mosque (Yeni Camii). It is very crowded all day. It is a place where local and foreign tourists are very interested. A lot of transit passengers pass through here due to bus stops, tram stop, ferry piers.
There are the New Mosque and the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar ), next to the square.
The back of the New Mosque and the Spice Bazaar is always a busy shopping area. It is the oldest shopping center in Istanbul throughout history. You can find everything you are looking for. There are many small shops selling interesting things.
For those who come to Istanbul for the first time, there is a souvenir photo in front of the New Mosque. It is absolutely necessary to walk around Eminönü Sqaure, see historical buildings and visit the market areas. Enjoying the Eminönü square, walking by the sea, watching the ferries is exciting. Relaxing in various restaurants and cafes in the area, walking on the Galata Bridge is one of the best things to do in Istanbul city.
The Historical Egyptian Bazaar (Misir Bazaar), located next to the square, is a colorful and historical mystical covered market with spice and Turkish delight stalls. It is one of the places to be seen.
New Mosque, which means “yeni”, is one of the popular landmarks on the Eminonu coast. With its large courtyard and turquoise, blue and white Iznik tiles, the mosque is one of the places worth seeing.
The Galata bridge is the oldest bridge in Istanbul, connecting Karaköy and Eminönü. There are cafes and restaurants under the bridge. Fish restaurants are especially recommended.