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Ortakoy, Istanbul

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#3 of 19 in Neighborhoods in Istanbul
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. Put Ortakoy into our Istanbul road trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very good place many shops around masjid many many shops hand made ,fast foods,etc Masjid ti pray very good and finally there are boats across the bosfor very lovely   more »
  • Picturesque place, the mosques is beautiful inside and outside. spent some time there to immerse with the locals, we went during weekend where they had a nice flea market. Tried the jacket potato. Big...  more »
  • I would say this is one of the main attractions that any tourist must visit during his stay in the charming Istanbul, with a stunning sea view close from the Bosporus Bridge and lots of Cafes and Rest...  more »
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