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The Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul

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Bridge Tourist Spot
Board a ferry or a cruise ship and sail under The Bosphorus Bridge for the best views of the bridge, the first to connect the continents of Europe and Asia. This suspension bridge with steel cables was completed in 1973. The only way to access the bridge today is by car. Put The Bosphorus Bridge at the forefront of your travel plans using our Istanbul vacation planner.
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The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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  • The best thing about the bridge is that pedestrians can walk on it. Really cool restaurants along the side of the river. a great place to spend a great evening.  more »
  • The bridge is better viewed from afar, at night is illuminated and magestic but you don't need to cross it unless you want the badge of honor to say you did.  more »
  • The Bosphorus or ATATURK bridge to me, unfortunately you cannot walk from one end to other except the Istanbul Marathon in fall, but the view to all sides are great, Be a passenger at passenger seat a...  more »