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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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  • Nice neighborhood to walk around at night, with many bars and restaurants, with beautiful view on the shores of the Bosphorus.
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  • Teaches kumpir delicious and really hearty. But sellers, always bagirmasi, "get us", really uncomfortable. Oturmali do not eat baked potatoes from the ground, account changes, service after they're not money ... Seaside and a beautiful place of the mosque there di. In addition, the bridge is very nice for landscape images. Waffeli do not recommend it.
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  • One of the most beautiful district of Istanbul. Located in full Throat which Square the city's beautiful places. Easily accessible by public transport in this region, dozens of cafes, restaurants, bars, fast food, Bong and of course there is also the sine qua non of this potato hunters. Looms small shopping a pleasure. Seafront view is spectacular, and great views of the Bosphorus Bridge. I recommend it, definitely come here, dolaşıl, on the bank of the Bosphorus, and experience the beauty of one of. .
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