Located in the coast side of Besiktas
district, by the Bosphorus shoreline, Besiktas Square
, also known as Barbaros Square
, is one of the most popular meeting points, a center for public transportation via buses and ferries, as well as leisure activities and beautiful squares in Istanbul. You may find variety of lovely seaside cafes, restaurants and bars along the Besiktas Sqaure.
Strolling around the lovely Besiktas Square, sitting along the seats on the seafront and watching the beauties of the Bosphorus, having a rest and drinking Turkish tea or coffee at the seaside cafes and restaurants, are top things to in Besiktas Sqaure. Many locals prefer to spend a great day out along the cafes during the day by the beautiful views of the Bosphorus. The area near the ferry docks is also a great fishing point that you may see many locals fishing for all day long.
The wide walking area of the square is also very popular place for skateboard lovers. As for sights along the Besiktas Square; the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha Tomb and Monument Statue
, Naval Museum
and Besiktas Ferry Deck
Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha Tomb and Monument Statue
Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha (1478-1546) is a renowned Ottoman Admiral, also called as Barbarossa (Redbeard). The tomb and the monument statue of him stands just by the Besiktas Square. The two-storey octagonal tomb was designed by the renowned Ottoman architect Sinan. The tomb of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha is open for visitors every weekday between 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
Besiktas Ferry Dock
The historical Besiktas Ferry Dock is situated by the seafront, across the Besiktas Sqaure. The ferry dock has a beautiful architecture dating back to mid-19th century. The beautiful tiles on the dock building is worth a see. The ferry dock operates for the Sehir Hatlari Ferries between Besiktas and Uskudar
Istanbul Naval Museum
Naval Museum is a very unique and beautiful museum located at the backwards of the Besiktas Square, on the main street leading the Barbaros Boulevard. Naval Museum hosts a unique collection of more than 20,000 pieces related with the Turkish Maritime history. The ornamented Ottoman Sultans' boats take the most interest. Tel:
0 212 327 43 45-46, Web:
denizmuzesi.dzkk.tsk.tr , Closed on Mondays...
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