A cultural heritage of worldwide significance, the Historical Peninsula is also known for the festivals and events organized in the area.
Held in October every year, the International Symposium on the Historical Peninsula is organized in collaboration with universities and municipalities aiming to raise awareness of the region.
Organized at Eminönü Square every year, the Historical Peninsula Baklava Festival attracts the attention for the exciting competition between master chefs of the Turkish cuisine. Competing for the “Altın Oklava (Golden Rolling Pin),” the chefs deliver entertaining performances while visitors can taste the varieties of Baklava offered on site.
The Historical Peninsula Fish Festival is held together with the opening of fishing season and aims to develop seafood culture. The festival takes place at Kumkapı Square where visitors can see and taste a wide range of fish.
Held on May 5 every year, the Ahırkapı Hidirellez Festival takes place in the Cankurtaran neighborhood of Fatih district. The venue becomes the scene of numerous entertaining activities including music and dance performances.
The historic peninsula is the ideal location for visitors who want to explore the traditional culture and history of the magnificent city.