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Seafood restaurants in Kumkapı at night
Location of Fatih in Istanbul
|Time zone||GMT +2|
|Area code(s)||(+90) 212|
Kumkapı (meaning 'sand gate' in Turkish) is a quarter in Fatih district of Istanbul. It is located along the northern shore of Marmara Sea. Up to recent times, Kumkapı was mostly inhabited by Turkish Armenians, who still have a community school and several churches there. It is also where the seat of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople is located.
Kumkapı has a station on the suburban railway line Sirkeci-Halkalı and also is easily accessible by sea. The quarter is famous for its many fish restaurants; therefore attracting many local and foreign tourists round the year.
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