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Europe meets Asia/culture meets modern day

Besiktas is a really cool place to hang out and chill. Dolmabahce Sarayi is here however I didn't actually have time to go there. I went to the starbucks here which is opposite a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Istanbul Sightseeing Pass|Includes entry to 4 iconic attractions
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Hagia Sophia Museu...
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Topkapi Palace
Bosphorus Strait
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Besiktas is a really cool place to hang out and chill. Dolmabahce Sarayi is here however I didn't actually have time to go there. I went to the starbucks here which is opposite a university there. I can't remember the name of the university but it wasn't the big bahcesehir university. Anyway I met some cool students from the uni... More 

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Shizuoka, Japan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is a nice cafe restaurant near the BAU university along the Bosphorous. I enjoyed a sandwich looking at the Bosporous view.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Besiktas is a fun and happening place. A great place to visit with family or friends. A vibrant part of the city with lots of of places to eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I like going to Beşiktaş with my friends. Especially , I love coast of Beşiktaş. When I go to there , we always drink tea and eat something together. I have been living in Beşiktaş for five months and I often go to Beşiktaş Çarşı and coast of Beşiktaş .

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Besiktas is a must in Istanbul in my opinion. Dolmabahce Palace is there and the atmosphere is quite different from the one in Beyoglu or Sultanahmet(the most visited districts). It is very easy to reach it from the main attractions (T1 tram leads to Kabatas which is right near Dolmabahce Palace).

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Antalya, Turkey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Besiktas square is a very popular meeting point with the Bosphorus ferries port, Navy Museum, Fish Market, various cafe and restaurants...You can experience the lively atmosphere of the city where locals hang around during day and night...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are looking for shopping outside shopping malls, this square is the ideal location for that where a hundreds of shops are spreads on both sides of besiktas

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Absolutely magnificient neighbourhood in Istanbul European side un which You can find the mixture of Europe and Asia looking at The Bosphorous. Great old palaces, great people and food.

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Budapest, Hungary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lacking the usual tourist horde, Besiktas is a fascinating neighbourhood, worth roaming around for an hour or so. You can see here how the Istanbulians live, and you may learn here more about the city’s atmosphere than at Taksim or any other touristic area. This district is home to the famous die-hard Turkish soccer club Besiktas J.K., so you will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You can reach at Beşiktaş by boat from Üsküdar,Kadıköy and Eminönü or by many public bus services from different parts of İstanbul.Dolmabahçe Palace is within the walking limits of about 15 minutes from Beşiktaş pier. There are many restaurants and cafes alongwith the Beşiktaş shore.Many tour boats for a trip through Bosphorus for about 2-3 hours also departs fm here.Beşiktaş... More 

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