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Discover the most prominent sights and places to visit in Büyükçekmece 2021

08/09/2021 Turkish Districts & Areas 88 Discover the most prominent sights and places to visit in Büyükçekmece 2021
1 What are the most significant historical monuments in Büyükçekmece that contribute to its popularity?

The ones with Mimar Sinan's signature are the most important. For instance:
1. Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque (Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Camii)
2. Süleyman the Magnificent Bridge (Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Köprüsü)
3. Süleyman the Magnificent Fountain (Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Çeşmesi)
4. Büyükçekmece Palace (Büyükçekmece Kervansarayı or Kurşunlu Han)

2 What are the most popular parks and entertainment venues in Büyükçekmece?

1. Büyükçekmece coast (Büyükçekmece sahili)
2. Albatros coast
3. Büyükçekmece Lake (Büyükçekmece Gölü)
4. Grand Aqua Marine city
5. Tepecik Çamlık Park (Çamlık Parkı)

3 Where exactly is Büyükçekmece?

It is situated on the European side of Istanbul, in the extreme west, and is close to Beylikdüzü and Esenyurt. Büyükçekmece, with a 25-kilometer shoreline, faces the Marmara Sea from the south. Arnavutköy is to the north.

With views of the Marmara Sea, Büyükçekmece is one of Istanbul's most attractive shoreline districts. It is located near Beylikdüzü, Esenyurt, and Silivri on Istanbul's European side, in the far west. Because of its coastal location and tranquil ambiance evocative of the European countryside, it is one of Istanbul's oldest communities that has gradually begun to expand. Due to its urban growth, high level of sophistication, modernity, and organization, as well as the beauty of its nature and location, it has recently become known as one of the most pertinent areas for real estate investment in Istanbul.

The most prominent historical, tourist, and picnic sites in Büyükçekmece:

With its historical monuments that bear witness to its history, especially the works of the famous architect Sinan, who left a deep imprint on it, its 25 km long coastline on the Marmara Sea, and its rapid development acceleration in Istanbul, Büyükçekmece has become a destination and outlet for Istanbul residents and those coming to enjoy and spend the most beautiful times in this region. Among its main attractions and walking spots, we mention:

1- Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque (Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Camii) in Büyükçekmece:

It is one of the great architect Sinan's masterpieces, and it is a historical landmark in the Büyükçekmece area. In 1567, Sultan Sokollu Mehmet Pasha ordered the construction of the mosque, which reflects Ottoman architecture. This mosque is located in the Dizdariye neighborhood, which also hosts other historical landmarks such as Mimar Sinan Bridge and the Bridge of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. However, the renowned manolito stone-carved minaret is the most recognizable feature of this timber-built mosque.

2- Büyükçekmece Coast (Büyükçekmece sahili):

büyükçekmece sahili | damasturk Real Estate

It is one of Istanbul's most picturesque beaches, and it has grown in popularity as a result of renovations made in partnership between Istanbul Municipality and Büyükçekmece Municipality. Among the changes were the widening of roads and beaches, as well as landscaping along the shore. This beach on Kordonboyu Street will be the most popular in the Marmara Sea after the completion of the 16-kilometer coastline redevelopment project between Gürpınar Cape and Baba Cape.

3- Albatros Coast in Büyükçekmece:

It is a stunning coastline with all of the amenities that guests might desire, such as restaurants, cafes, and strolling and swimming areas. Sunset is also one of the most beautiful moments you can experience, as is sitting on the grass reading your favorite book in a peaceful environment surrounded by magnificent nature.

4- Mimar Sinan Yacht Port (Mimar Sinan Yat Limanı) in Büyükçekmece:

This port is another well-known marina, lying on Iskele Street in Büyükçekmece's Mimar Sinan neighborhood. Its size has been expanded to accommodate up to 800 yachts. From there, you can rent a boat and go on a fantastic tour.

5- The Coastal Road of Mimar Sinan (Mimar Sinan Sahil Yolu) in Büyükçekmece:

Mimar Sinan beach, which overlooks the Sea of Marmara, is a popular picnic and strolling spot for people in the Büyükçekmece district. Several summer events are hosted there, as well as a night market on the five-kilometer-long Mimar Sinan Beach.

6- Büyükçekmece Lake (Büyükçekmece Gölü):

On the European side of Istanbul, it is a shallow canal that runs between Çatalca and Büyükçekmece. It has a length of 7 kilometers, a width of 2 kilometers, and a surface area of 28.47 square kilometers. Büyükçekmece Lake is 8.6 meters deep at its deepest point. It is one of the weekend retreats for Istanbul locals tired of their hectic work schedules and the crowded metropolis.

7- Tepecik Çamlık Park (Çamlık Parkı) in Büyükçekmece:

On a 45-acre plot of land, a lot of pine trees were planted. Those who want to camp and listen to music while enjoying a barbeque in the beautiful surroundings of nature will find this park as an excellent place. However, it is best to go in the spring and fall when there are fewer people, as you will be able to spend more time in the presence and quiet of nature.

8- Grand Aqua Marine City in Büyükçekmece:

It has a variety of artificial lakes, swimming pools, water activities, bowling, and golf and is set in a scenic area near Büyükçekmece Lake. In the summer, it is regarded as one of the most appealing tourist destinations.

9- Büyükçekmece Palace (Büyükçekmece Kervansarayı or Kurşunlu Han):

During the time of Süleyman, the Magnificent, Büyükçekmece Palace, also known as Kurşunlu Khan, was erected as a guest house or inn on a crossing route. Between 1985 and 1987, this khan near Büyükçekmece Lake was renovated. It is 48 meters long and 22 meters broad. It is presently utilized for a variety of activities, including cultural and artistic events hosted by the municipality of Büyükçekmece, giving it a rich history and uniqueness.

10- Süleyman the Magnificent Bridge (Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Köprüsü) in Büyükçekmece:

büyükçekmece Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Köprüsü | damasturk Real Estate

Süleyman the Magnificent Bridge, one of Büyükçekmece's most prominent historical structures, is located on a corridor linking Istanbul and Europe between Büyükçekmece Lake and the Sea of Marmara. It was built in 1566 under Sultan Suleiman's instructions by the renowned architect Sinan. The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Kurşunlu Khan, as well as the Fountain of Suleiman the First, can be seen from this bridge, which is a 636-meter-long and 7.17-meter-wide bridge and is made up of 4 sections and 28 arches. According to history, the bridge, which was built with 40,000 cubic meters of stone, was repaired at the end of the 19th century.

11- Süleyman the Magnificent Fountain (Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Çeşmesi) in Büyükçekmece:

It is a significant historical structure in Büyükçekmece that is still operational today. It's near the eastern end of the well-known Süleyman Bridge. The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque is also nearby. On Suleiman the Magnificent's direction in 1566, Mimar Sinan designed the fountain in the typical Ottoman style with elaborately embroidered decorations.

12- Museum of World Costumes (Dünya Kostümleri Müzesi) in Büyükçekmece:

This one-of-a-kind museum is located in the Mimar Sinan neighborhood, and it houses authentic costumes from over 500 nations across the world. It is free to visit from 08:30 to 17:00, except on Thursdays and Sundays.

13- Pelit Chocolate Museum (Pelit Çikolata Müzesi) in Büyükçekmece:

It is the world's first chocolate museum, with a 10,000-square-meter footprint in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, some 12 kilometers from Büyükçekmece.

14- Tuyap Fair (Tüyap Fuar ve Kongre Merkezi) in Büyükçekmece:

This facility is located in Büyükçekmece district, 6 kilometers from Beylikdüzü district's core. It is a huge structure where numerous firms' shows are conducted at different times.

 

Sources: otelleri

Editing: damasturk

 

 

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