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Address: Turistik Camlica Cd. | Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
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fantastic view of Istanbul

You get a really great view of both European and Asian sides of the Istanbul and Bosphorus Bridge that connects them. Taxis are cheaper in Asian side so you can get to the hill by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a really great view of both European and Asian sides of the Istanbul and Bosphorus Bridge that connects them. Taxis are cheaper in Asian side so you can get to the hill by taxi from Kadiköy harbour by 20-25 TL. Don't miss the restaurant up there. Diverse and well-prepared food for a bargain price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a nice day, this is well worth the drive. The views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus are excellent. On a busy day, you may have to wait for your turn to take pictures, but really quite a nice place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are elderly, you might want to skip it. Otherwise, taking a taxi up there. It will be easier than taking a bus stopping on the bottom of the hill. We still had to climb up there. It is very steep. A long bus ride is bumpy (not due to the road condition, it's due to the skill of... More 

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Secunderabad, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

unless you have lot of time at your disposal dont consider this. it is basically a view point with a cafetaria. but if the climate is bad your half day is wasted.

Thank drphani
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and green hill, a distiguished watchpoint to take a completd look at the european part of Istanbul and the bosphorus . There are nice restaurants there .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to camlica hill with friends and had an amazing breakfast at a restaurant there. After breakfast we came outside and there are a few tables and stools for public to use. The top of the hill is green and we visited it in autumn when leaves were falling off the trees which made the hill top very beautiful.... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

go for sunday brunch at one of the restaurants on the hill. choose a place where local go, not the tourist one and you will enjoy it to the fullest. There's a wonderfull view over European part and you can even see prince's islands and marmara see if the wether is good. Lovely place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You can have a beautiful panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorous. There ise also a cafe on the hill to rest and have some Turkish coffee or snacks.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is the highest hill, that's why you can see the whole Bosporus here. It's suggested to take a taxi up to the hill as it is hard to walk up.

Thank Güven K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great park to enjoy the view of all of Istanbul! My first time there and definitely a place I would visit again.

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Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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