We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Camlica Hill

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Turistik Camlica Cd. | Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 02164432198
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$39*
and up
Istanbul Afternoon Tour: Camlica Hill and Maiden Tower
More Info
$39*
and up
Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul
More Info
$50*
and up
Istanbul Two Continents Half-Day Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Nice view

A bit far place with a panoramic view to the city of Istanbul. No entrance fee but parking only. Find a table if you go early. Enjoy your stay with friends and family. Cafe is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Abu_Firas_11
,
Doha, Qatar
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 145: English reviews
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
624 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit far place with a panoramic view to the city of Istanbul. No entrance fee but parking only. Find a table if you go early. Enjoy your stay with friends and family. Cafe is available. Kids area as well.

Helpful?
Thank Abu_Firas_11
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hill is really beautiful, full of green trees & grasses, some good restaurants, good weather, most beautiful view of Istanbul,...

Helpful?
Thank bijanmarefat
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
412 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Istanbul is best known as the crossroad between Asia and Europe. It's where 2 continents meet, separated by a Bosphorus River in between. From Camlica Hill, see the Bosphorus River separating the 2 continents. Quiet and peaceful garden with great lookout view point. Birdeye view of the city. Enjoyed. No admission fee.

Helpful?
Thank 692linz
London
Level Contributor
255 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Camlıca Hill is a good spot for panoranic view of istanbul. I had a great time with my family and took lots of photos of istanbul. Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank adnanmordeniz
Ismailia, Egypt
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

have launch or dinner there in IBB sosyal restaurant, enjoy the ottoman atmosphere with beautiful views of istanbu

Helpful?
Thank Tom1The1Explorer
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This spot gives a good overview of Istanbul although the haze as our Guide called the pollution spoils the clarity of the air.

Helpful?
Thank Judy J
Dubai
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

After taking a ferry to Uskudar, we took a bur to go up the hill. The bus dropped us around 50 miters from the hill entrance, so we had to walk uphill for around 10-15 minutes, which was worth the walk once we reached. The place is great with lots of tourists and locals enjoying the day or a picnic... More 

Helpful?
Thank khuzama
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
113 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This place got its name from the fact that all Brides come here to take great photoshoots. The view from here is unbelievable. There is restaurant and self service Café. You can walk all around and enjoy the view or sit in the cafe and relax.

Helpful?
Thank Reem_Khayat
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We came here with friends and had a meal in the cafe at the top which enabled us to take pictures in the evening and night time. I would recommend coming if it is a really clear day as you will be able to see for miles. The restaurant at the top is very cheap and really good!

Helpful?
Thank Andy R
Saint Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is a little park area that now also has food and refreshments. The staff was friendly on site as well.The view is well worth the trip if you have never been to Istanbul before.

Helpful?
Thank Tomkeeganinjax

Travelers who viewed Camlica Hill also viewed

 

Been to Camlica Hill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Camlica Hill and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Los Angeles, California
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Camlica Hill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Uskudar

Neighborhood Profile
Uskudar
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
Explore this neighborhood