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Ortakoy

Bosphorus suburbs, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #34 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This charming neighborhood of renovated old buildings is home to many restaurants, shops and artist galleries.
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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The best things in Ortakoy are the spectacular view over Bosphorus and the Bosphorus bridge and also the nice Ortakoy mosque, which completes the landscape and makes it wonderful. The place is very crowded in the evenings. I liked a lot the fact that Ortakoy is surrounded by forests and parks.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On our first day in Istanbul we had booked a hotel in Ortakoy Area. The hotel owner took us to the local seaside from where took the Bosphorus cruise for only 10 TL. The area is famous for its Kumpir( a baked potato stuffed and decorated with many colorful things) (see the picture) shops of turkish . One kumpir costs... More

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Yazd, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a place suitable for spending your afternoon in Istanbul just after a hectic day visiting other sites. there are many places to eat . we ate Kumpir there and relaxed for 1 hour ! you can go for a Bosporus tour from this place . there is a small playing field for kids there .

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Welgemoed, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went there from Sulthanahmet on a Sunday after visiting the Dolmabache Palace.There is a craft market every Sunday.One have to try Kumpir,baked potato with all sorts of fillings.The Bosphorus bridge,connecting Europe and Asia is right here.This was a pleasant break to see more of the " New Istanbul ".

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Come here for some upscale nightlife. You can also see the Bhosphorus bridge which connects the Asian and European side of Istanbul from here. There are also great nightclubs such as Supper Club and Reina which provide a magnificent view of the Bhopshorous bridge at night. We came here by cab from Sirkeci. Be aware that when you are tourist... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A great escape from the crowds of Sultanahmet. Just take the tram and walk along the Bosphorus until you come to this little town. Come for the kumpir - it's a treat! Definitely go inside the mosque - it's neo-classical and gorgeious. Have some ice cream and browse the trinkets. We walked half way back to the tram and took... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The best place to have a wonderful view of the Bosphorus bridge, don't miss to visit this place at night because the lighting of the bridge is something that you have to see. This place is full of Bars and cafés and also you can find shisha cafés there, I recommend to visit The House Café in Ortakoy, it's great.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been to Istanbul two times in the last seven years. We were introduced to Ortakoy seven years ago by some very friendly travelers we met along the way and fell in love with this charming neighborhood. It's a beautiful location off the Bospherus, filled with little shops and boutiques, restaurants and food stands. Its underneath the Bridge, which at... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really loved this place and will of course visit it next time I am in istanbul. I recommend this place to everyone going to istanbul :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Go to this area for a close view of Bosphorus bridge and to eat some amazing waffles & Kumpirs. You can walk around this area at night and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty!

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