Golden Horn is both the name of the estuary of the Bosphorus towards west in Istanbul, and of the district on banks of it.
Places to Visit:
Panorama 1453 Historical Museum
The museum is a panorama painting about the conquest of Constantinople. Here the visitor will witness a scene of the Fall of Constantinople, in particularly the moment the Ottoman troops broke the Byzantine defenses of the city. After the fall, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, gained the title of ‘Fatih’ (The Conqueror).
Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul. It is one of the world’s largest miniature parks with its 15,000 m2 model area. The park contains 122 models done in 1/25th scale. 58 of the structures are from Istanbul, 52 are from Anatolia, and 12 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey.
Eyüp Sultan Mosque
Eyüp Sultan Mosque is situated in the district of Eyüp on the European side of Istanbul, near the Golden Horn, outside the Walls of Constantinople. Built in 1458, it was the first mosque constructed by the Ottoman Turks following the Conquest of Constantinople in 1453.