Eyup Cemetery

The sacred structures from Byzantine and Ottoman era in the surroundings make this cemetery probably the most popular and touristic one in ?stanbul. It is possible to encounter the tombs of many artists and important individuals in the mausoleums of Ottoman politicians. Because of this, the wish of most Muslims is to be buried in this cemetery.

Located on a steep slope, Eyüp cemetery has a wonderful view over Haliç and a telpher for both
sightseeing and transportation. From the engravings on the tombstones, one can find out about the buried individual's profession, rank and world-view. There is also another section in which only the tombstones with no engravings can be found. This section is called the cemetery of executioners. But since executioners are not historically valued human beings, their tombstones are mostly ruined or damaged.

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