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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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  • I visited it at night.. It's full of ppl, full of life and a really nice place to walk by. If u r hungry and wanna taste Turkey greatest Kampir.. here it's the best place for it. All in all I like the...  more »
  • Lined with cafes, grocery, weekends are crowded with many people. Is ortakioijermmy and the Bosphorus Bridge is known as a photo spot. To remember famous in Ortakoy, potato dishes kmpl.
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  • With narrow streets, local markets and street food, to fall in love in istanbul with these views, with restaurants in front of the sea and wonderful sunset, istanbul has everything you want. The best ...  more »