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Ortakoy, Istanbul

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An artsy neighborhood under the first Bosporus bridge, Ortakoy offers trendy boutiques, seaside nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, and many historical monuments. This small fishing village literally "in the middle" of the European Bosporus became a cosmopolitan area during the reign of the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians, and Jews all left their mark on the neighborhood, which features historical baths, palaces, mansions, mosques, a church, and a synagogue. Stop for refreshment at one of the tea terraces overlooking the strait. Do not miss the Ortaköy Mosque, a late example of Istanbul's imperial mosques, and the Çırağan Palace, which houses one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. Add Ortakoy to your Istanbul travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Istanbul travel itinerary maker.
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  • Very beautiful tourist area, overlooking the Bosphorus, Bosphorus Bridge, with a very beautiful mosque. Contain a lot of cafes, restaurants and contain a lot of restaurants that offer the famous potato meal that you can go through the municipal terms to the Asian side for pittance or take a trip across the Bosphorus.
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  • Aurtakoi is one of the most important areas and neighborhoods in the city of Istanbul and where they are located in the European part of the city and is close to downtown and the city centre and the famous taksim square and-this vital region and the Bosphorus Bridge and also contains a lot of hotels and luxury and medium-alhotilat where the tourist can stay-aurtokoi area has beautiful collector-Ortaköy-recommend tourists Arabs and Arab Gulf countries and Egypt and Syria and also Western Morocco to go to pray. Friday's prayers also-aurtakoi area is large and contains many stores and malls where the visitor can do excursions and tours weshobing shopping for purchasing needs and gifts for friends and family while returning home-recommend tourists with accommodation in hotels-aurtakoi-premium and luxury and it's close to everything beautiful in Istanbul
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  • This is where you see the wonderful bridge of turkey. It is a place where you are under the bridge. It has lots of kiosks that sell food. YOU MUST TRY THE BAKED POTATOE THERE AND THE WAFFLE. Best time...  more »