The original name of the Uskudar was "Skoutarion"; This name referred to Greek Empire (Byzantine). If you are curious to know where is this name comes from, you should know it was the name of the scutum shield that guards used.
Uskudar was founded in the 7th century by Greek colonists as "Chrysopolis"; from Megara.



Today, Uskudar is one of the oldest areas in Istanbul. This district is near the Bosphorus. It has access to the European side of Istanbul by boat or bridge without effort.
People and residents usually commute to the European side for education and work.
Because of the sea, Uskudar always has the smell of the sea and the sound of foghorns.
In addition, in 2006, an underground tunnel railway behind the Bosphorus was valuable for connecting two sides of Istanbul.
The area behind the ferry dock is famous as a marketplace. If residents want to shop, they find everything in that stores.


Places of interests

Küçüksu Palace is a summer palace with ancient architecture, and also it's a perfect choice for tourists. This palace was built-in (in 1823-1861), the antiquity has two different floors and a basement. The design is in Turkish house architecture style. It has a spectacular garden too.


Maiden's Tower

Another place of interest in Uskudar is The Maiden's Tower. This place is also known as Leandros. This tower is lying on the islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus.
After a while, this place became a ship station. Boats arrived there from the black sea. Furthermore, there are famous places to visit in this neighborhood. For instance: Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuleli Military High School, Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III, Şemsi Pasha Mosque, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Yeni Valide Mosque, and e.x.
Uskudar have a place named "Nevmekan". In the old times, this place was a transportation spot. The meaning of this word is ("New Place"), But there is a deeper meaning in this place. Turkish people believe the energy of this place brings people to that.
It has a peaceful atmosphere in this place. People can enjoy the beauty of architecture by drinking coffee and tea.
Fethi Paşa Korusu is a beautiful park with a magnificent view sight. It's right next to the sea and residents can have a fun time with their family there. Moreover, Uskudar has mosques and Churches. The famous greek church in this locality is İlya Profit.



The average level of weather in this neighborhood is almost 13.7. In the first six months of the year, the average temperature of the weather is from 5.2 to 20.2 °C. In the second six months of the year, the average temperature of the weather is from 22.7 to 7.8 °C. The neighborhoods of this locale are büyükşehir, Mahallah, salacak, selimiye, dogancilar, and e.x.

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