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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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  • Every time i go to istanbul, i go to ortakoy to enjoy the kumper and wafles. The only downside is the huge traffic to reach it.  more »
  • You can never tire of the mosques in the city, and the one in Ortakoy is special, located on the water, it glistens as the sun starts to set. Some lovely markets to pick up gifts, souvenirs, trinkets ...  more »
  • Many restaurants,take away food,cafes;bars there.This is a seaside area,full of shops,art galleries.At night you could see the bridges lights.  more »
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