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“still renovating” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Horn

Golden Horn
Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
Ranked #69 of 1,271 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets and the Chamber of Commerce still line its shores today.
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“still renovating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

the surroundings are recently renovated, always very attractive to stroll around. not touristic but if you are accompanied by a local you may want to stop by for a tea or coffee.

Visited January 2012
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“Historic, yes, but also hub of Turkey's economy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

So much of life in Istanbul travels on and is dependent on the water. You can't help but see this waterway in your wanderings around Istanbul. Fishermen with their lines dangling off bridges, tour boats plying the waters, modern bridges carrying cars and trucks, it's all about the life of a big historic city.

Visited March 2012
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“No ferries at time of writing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We did this tour by bus as the ferry quay at Eyup is closed until further notice and consequently there were no ferries operating. A boat would be the ideal way to see this beautiful expanse of water as it's 90 mins between tour buses which is far too long a wait. Even taking the cable car up Pierre Loti at Eyup, having coffee, visiting his house and the mosque at the bottom won't take this long!

Visited July 2012
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“BOAT TRIP TO DAILY LIFE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

My grandparents lived here and I spent several weeks every year for more than five decades,I remeber the tiny cabled roads and tiny boats and hundreds of factories and thousands of ghetto houses surrounding wooden historic villas of my parents and a heavy pollution smell.Now everything changed during the last 30 years and all factories and tiny boats and ghetto houses and wooden villas had gone but Golden Horn is still there with modern parks and Miniaturc and Koç Industrial Museum,take a boat from Eminönü which will take half an hour to the end.

Visited June 2012
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“Fascinating history and culture here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We had a wonderful walking tour put on free by our hotel (Sirkeci Konak) around this district, taking in the local street market, a grand mosque, with the burial place of Sultan Mehmet, and ending up at the church where the Prelate of the Eastern Orthodox Church lives. Fascinating cultural mix I clouding history of the Greeks conquering and then leaving this district.

Visited June 2012
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