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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. 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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  • Ortaköy mosque and the surrounding area is an excellent place to spend some time, several stalls selling potatoes and restaurants surrounding possible take a 25 hour ship lire per person
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  • Many things together; mosque is small but gorgeous. Shopping and drinking in beautiful view with lovely cats and dogs!  more »
  • To go at night, lighting unique mosque and the bridge, travel souvenirs and food posts (not to go without eating a potato stuffed), very pretty mosque, men entering a sector and the women in another, with very nice lighting to get from taksim, the cost of the trip depending on the traffic between 40 and 60 YTL
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