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Ortakoy, Istanbul

4.4
#3 of 19 in Neighborhoods in Istanbul
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. PutOrtakoy into our Istanbul road trip site and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Ortakoy is a must visit in Istanbul,, this place is just wonderful and has the spirit of the city,,, the view on the sea ,, the different restaurants,, the shops and the vendors all together makes...  more »
  • After checking out numerous great reviews about Ortakoy, we decided to bid adieu to our Bosphorus tour in Ortakoy and decided to explore this little suburb. The main square is lively and has a lot of....  more »
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