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Besiktas

Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #58 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Neighborhoods
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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Besiktas District Mostly known for the high society community because of the expensive and luxury shops and hotels located within this district, yet one of the best sightseeing spot of whole Istanbul City. The only part i don't like about this district is the traffic but Istanbul has this problem all over anyway. I do recommend the visitors to catch... More

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Tehran, Iran
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44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

At the moment skaters using this square as an skate-yard but you still can see some old canons and a monument around the square and some bars and cafes around. Nothing more.

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Bellingen, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I decided to spend my last 2 weeks in Istanbul staying in Besiktas. Its fantastic! Great hives of shops, cafes and restaurants behind the mosque and ferry area makes it feel like a very happening place. If you wander down for dinner you will be amazed how many people are out eating and socialising (after 8pm expect to queue for... More

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Meknes, Morocco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We wrnt there with my girlfriend there are s lot of thingd to do a lot of bars and the prices are very okey ! Must see ! We enjoyed being there

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Exeter, england
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely stroll along the Bosphorus on a sunday afternoon. This is the day off for most locals so the pier is full of families, couples and people all enjoying their day off. Great way to soak up the local atmosphere. There are some very nice cheap restaurants as well nearby and also some great shopping at much cheaper prices than... More

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istanbul
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

near to Dolmabahce; have breakfast at Pando Kaymakcı; visit Mado; also must visit Karadeniz famous donerci;

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Istanbul, Turkey
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157 reviews 157 reviews
109 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Beside the more touristic areas of Istanbul Taksim Beyoğlu or old Istanbul, I highly recommend you to visit Beşiktaş which gives you a closer look at Istanbul’s middle class night life. You can drink one or two beer at the restaurants by the sea or inside the ‘Çarşı’. Most of the people around you will be university students. Prices of... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Historically Besiktas was the sailing point of the Ottoman Naval forces (hence the statue of Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha) Now it is the home of the one of the 3 Giants of Turkish football, Besiktas JK. It is a neighborhood still intact, largely because of the sense created by and for the football team, I would say. Inside Beşiktaş çarşı (market)... More

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Top Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Nice area, busy as residential with a few shops. Worth a visit to see how the city works. dont spend too long though.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Usually very crowded, not much to see in touristical means, just few statues and a park. But it's one of the most active business centers of Istanbul, you can get to almost any part of Istanbul by bus or ferries from Besiktas.

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