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Address: Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many...
This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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Beautiful Órtakoy Mosque

After three years of renovation we finnally could see the beautiful mosque. Located under the shadow of the first Bosphorus bridge in Örtakoy neighbouthood, the walk and the visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

After three years of renovation we finnally could see the beautiful mosque. Located under the shadow of the first Bosphorus bridge in Örtakoy neighbouthood, the walk and the visit worths. The inside is very elegant and I would say feminine, with bright white carpets and cristal lamps. Very different from others and a discovery. After all, the long wait was... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of the Bosphorus, with lot of stalls selling souvenirs. Here you can find the famous kumpir - a baked huge potato with fillings at your choice. Although I expected to love it, it was just ok, don't think I would try it again....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The view of the Bosphorus here is spectacular. You can capture amazing pics here especially with a professional camera. The mosque here was under construction for a while but isn't anymore. There's a lot of stalls selling jewellery/bags/magnets etc which is nice. There are cool little restaurants to go to which offer shisha and you can play tavla. When I... More 

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Copenhagen
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Magnificent Bosphorus view, iconic mosque, all kinds of restaurants and authentic cafes, little shops and boutiques, interesting food and sweets. Nice walking destination.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Visited the ortakoy side (near the mosque) but felt this side offered nothing more than a nice view of the bosphorus bridge. Went there to eat the famous 'Kumpir' but was truly disappointed by the taste and the cost. Yet to fathom how you can go wrong with a baked potato with cheese, olives, corns stuffing.....not worth it guys. For... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Relaxing area with a beautiful view. We tried the Kumpir (stuffed potato) and the waffles. It gets crowded at night but you will still enjoy it. Wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. You will also looove the craft market. Definitely worth a visit!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything is great about Ortakoy except it gets way too crowded sometimes that you cant even take photos without being photobombed by other people! In ortakoy you should try KUMPIR and WAFFLE definitely. The scenery is really beautiful with the mosque and Bosporus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Represents itself very differently from the older parts of Istanbul. Enjoyed its local character, its European charm and its magnificent views towards the Bosphorous. I personally found that shop merchants weren't as persistent and radical as in the old city, and the food menu varied more so that the more traditional parts of Istanbul. Ortakoy, however, is more inaccessible to... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved Ortaköy... hmmm about 20 years ago. The last time I visited it I found it to commercial... and the artistic crowd had gone... to make place for restaurants, people selling cheap stuf (expensive) etc.... It is still nice if you are new to Istanbul.

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LLucmajor
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This neighborhood on the European side of Itanbul is packed with small house , residences , bars and art galleries , the other main feaute of this attraction is its many locally restaurants , seriving locally caught fish , grilled meats and meze to die for !!! Popular with locals and foreigners alike this is an attraction steeped in tradition... More 

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