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Address: Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial...

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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The Natural Bisector

The Golden Horn is the natural estuary that separates the historic Istanbul from the rest of the city. The whole body of water, land and the super structures on it looks... read more

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Horn is the natural estuary that separates the historic Istanbul from the rest of the city. The whole body of water, land and the super structures on it looks beautiful. Its a photographer's delight. The Golden Horn is bustling with activity and a tourist who wants to feel and experience the culture of the Turks, than this is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

peaceful and insightful cruise around the horn and what meaning and significance it had for Traders then and today

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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inhale The Golden Horn and your heart will never Istanbul. Use some days here in no hurry, take a tram, a bus, a taxi or a boat and the rest are up to you..Istanbul will never leave you after Gokden Horn...

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to realy get into the hustle and bustle of Istanbul this place is it. Get very busy with all the fisherman and restaurants only selling ekmek arasi balik (bread with fish). Main cruises of the bosphorus tours starts from this point. A very populated area with tourist and another must see attraction. Make sure to eat the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

The Golden Horn is a waterway in the heart of Istanbul. It provides a focus for the ancient heart of the city, when it was once a transit point between Europe, Asia and Africa. Ships from all over the world would anchor there in safety. The Galata Bridge crosses the Golden Horn. It is presumed that the 'Horn' refers to... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Unlike Sultanahmet where most of the main sights are, the Golden Horn is really more about strolling and soaking up the feel. There are several mosques around. And the Spice Bazaar. And the bridge with the restaurants built underneath it. But mostly it's the ebb and flow of crowds of people strolling the streets.

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

We found the best way to visit the the Golden Horn was via the HOHO bus, although we did also observe it with Bosphorous boat ride. We got to see the Old Town as well as the newer areas but it is the historical area which was of interest.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. The Golden Horn is also known in Turkish as Halic which is the major urban waterway and primary inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. In this tour we rode a cable car up the Pierre Loti Hill. A must-see event of your life. An excellent to recommend.

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Jaipur, India
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

Views of the monuments atop a boat from the middle of the Golden horn...hop off at Miniaturk and enjoy miniatur Istanbul at one place

Thank Anuranjan S
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

The best way to see this is by ferry and the easiest place to catch the ferry is at the small landing stage right next to the Galata bridge by the Karakoy tram stop. Only one ferry per hour. You will travel under the Galata bridge. Worth getting off at Haskoy to visit Rahmi Koc Museum and then have lunch... More 

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