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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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FIshmarket in Ortakoy

The fishmarket in Ortakoy is amazing, there was not a lot of tourist only locals, in the stands you can find only a few tipes of fish that they catch in the bosphorus. Between the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The fishmarket in Ortakoy is amazing, there was not a lot of tourist only locals, in the stands you can find only a few tipes of fish that they catch in the bosphorus. Between the stands you have a food stand where they grill you a filet fish and make you a sandwich, Defintely must try when in Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ortaköy Mosque is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier. It is one of the most popular areas visited by the local people on the Bosphorus. Many visitors relax around the mosque area or are busy eating the popular potato with a variety of fillings, ordered from the many vendors in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Favorite of the locals, Ortakoy is the place to have jacket potatoes and waffles. The side streets have many stalls that sell souvenirs and a lot of dining options with great views of the Bosphorus.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The last time I visited the Ortakoy bazaar area the Mosque was being renovated and covered. The renovation has now been completed and without the covers it looks beautiful sitting right on the Bosphorus. The whole area is worth a visit as it is so peaceful and you can buy all kinds of things at the bazaar or in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

In addition to all those must-see places like Topkapi or Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, there's this part of Istanbul that offers a true place for a piece of mind kinda walk. There's a wonderful small mosque on the seaside, and a little bazaar so the place functions like an ensemble of its own. There's a possibility of taking a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Have you ever been in a completely chaotic, though warm, city and wanted to find a little respite somewhere, but still feel the influence of culture? Enter Ortakoy. The most beautiful mosque (worth the drive/walk - we walked 45 minutes and I don't regret it), especially when the sun changes in the late afternoon. People seem to be in a... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I prefer to visit ortakoy at night.. To enjoy the charm of Istanbul.. The Bosporus bridge is over the area.. The best kumpir (baked turkish potato) is very famous here.. Shisha as well.. If you want to have nice accessories.. Many shops are here to buy from..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had an extra day in Istanbul after we were bumped from our flight to Tbilisi, and instead of taking in another palace, we opted to stroll around this neighborhood. It was easy to get to - I think we hopped the 22 bus after riding the T1 tram to the end of the line in Tophane - and it... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What i Like about Ortakoy is its location its atmosphere and its market . Great location to feel the Marmara Sea and the movements of the ships in it. You can reach there in two ways either by bus (high risk of getting stuck in traffic) or by tram. I took the D30 Bus from Eminonu and dropped me in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This stunning baroque structure is probably Istanbul's most elegant Mosque. It's location on the edge of the bosphorus makes it one of the most photographed sights of Istanbul.

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