Where are the seven hills of istanbul? What are the hills of istanbul?
The statement that “Istanbul has seven hills” is very common among the public. When you look at today’s Istanbul, it may surprise you that there are many hills everywhere. You may wonder about “which these seven hills are?” However, today’s Istanbul is very different from how it was in the Ottoman period. When you talk about ‘Istanbul’ during the Ottoman State, it only meant the region remaining within the ramparts. Besiktas, Uskudar, Beykoz etc. were not within the borders of Istanbul.
Therefore, it is necessary for us to find out the seven hills, on which Istanbul was established, within the ramparts:
First hill is the place on which Topkapı Palace is situated.
Second hill is the place on which Nuru Osmaniye Mosque is situated.
Third hill is the place on which Süleymaniye Mosque is situated.
Fourth hill is the place on which Fatih Mosque is situated.
Fifth hill is the place on which Sultan Selim Mosque is situated.
Sixth hill is the place on which Edirnekapı Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is situated.
Seventh hill is the place on which Kocamustafapasa district is located.