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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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  • Ortakoy Masjed has a different and wonderful view Very beautiful place with amazing phosphorus view. A lot of nice cafes where you can have nice caffe and delicious food. 
  • We were 5, visited this beautiful area on the Bosphorous and it was an amazing experience. There are many shops selling potatoes with different add-ons, taste so good. There are many restaurants on th...  more »
  • Ortakoy well known "ortaköy mosque, Ayios Fokas church and Etz Ahayim Synogogue located very close to each other as well as restorated" Esma Sultan Place". Very narrow traffic free streets devided the...  more »