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Pierre Loti Tepesi, Istanbul

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Take a break from busy sightseeing with a visit to Pierre Loti Tepesi, the place where the locals go to relax and soak in a magnificent view of the city. The hill overlooking the Golden Horn is named after a French novelist and naval officer, the author of the semi-autobiographical novel "Aziyade" in which he described the city. On the hilltop, in addition to the scenic views and peaceful surroundings for walking, you can also find a good selection of coffeehouses and restaurants, many of which offer the authentic atmosphere of old Istanbul. If you're not driving, use the cable car to reach the viewpoint; it operates from the foot of the hill. Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • It is really best to take a package tour to see this place. This is the golden horn, where there is a café on top of the hill. We took the cable car and you can stay a while to have a panoramic view.....  more »
  • the view from the terrace is so beautiful and the turkish coffee is very delicious, nice spots for taking photos.  more »
  • Great view,the only thing is that we went during raining season so couldn't take nice picture,i guess we get better views in summer but it's a beautiful place we loved it.  more »
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  • The view is amazing. Family friendly place. It’s the best for some meditation or a special cup coffee with this unique view. The pictures had been taken around the sun shine in the morning. Highly recommended around the sunshine and sunset time. You will experience the view in day and night time.
  • This place has a beautiful view of Istanbul. You can have a little trouble getting up the hill. There are three cafes on the hill. They are all lovely there you can eat freeze on the verge of a very nice chat. A very pleasant place to stay when you go. Have a nice holiday.
  • I personally do not recommend this cafe. The view is amazing but the cafe is a no go especially when it is crowded. Alot of robberies go on and thieves patrol the areas and you wont be able to tell the difference. Be aware of your surroundings
  • Nice view but too crowded and too expensive. You can find a nice view in Istanbul with less money. But you can go up without to eat or drink, just for see the view
  • Very pleasant location to take tea or coffee (Turkish variety, naturally) or a meal and enjoy the atmosphere and the outdoor view. Expansive. Be sure to see the large green ceramic heater inside and a display of coffee cups. Take the cable car up but, but!, walk down through the old Ottoman cemetery and marvels at the history and the art of inscribed tombstones of famous Ottomans. At the base of the hill, you'll reach the famous Enüp Sultan Mosque, which is really worth the visit.

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