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The Bosphorus Bridge

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Address: Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 507 430 15 56
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I was sooooo excited!

I was so excited to see this for myself after seeing so many pictures of it. It very impressive close up, and looks lovely over the Bosphorus in bright sunlight, and all light up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Claire B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to see this for myself after seeing so many pictures of it. It very impressive close up, and looks lovely over the Bosphorus in bright sunlight, and all light up at night time - it changed from Blue to Red to Green to Purple every so often, and I took pictures of it while it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It is a an impressive bridge which spans the river . It is a cable stayed bridge and provides a good connection. It is an amazing bridge when you pass under it. The night view is spectacular . We spent one evening here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Near the Bosphorus Bridge, you can find many nice restaurants and cafes with such an amazing view of the Bosphorus! In the evening, it looks sooo beautiful! Ortakoy Mosque is close to the Bosphorus Bridge. You can't walk on this bridge, but you can cross this bridge by car, enjoying such a wonderful view of both the European and Asian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Many times I passed either above it or with cruise trip below it and really is amazing bridge You should have many photo either morning or night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The bridge is fascinating just from outside and when you on it. I once took boat trip around the bridge and then the taksi from European side to Asian side. The view and feeling is amazing especially at nights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a must when you visit Istanbul. If you get the chance, take a boat tour. You'll have the chance to see a part of Turkey coast, lovely buildings. Next to it is a walking bridge, so you can go over it :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went here as part of a coach tour and stopped for photos. It is a boring bridge but a must do. The only fascination was the novelty of stepping onto 2 continents and being in Asia, a continent that I had never visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Must see, as entire Istanbul. It is a golden gate of two continents. Crossing is safety, but next to it is a walking brigde also very good for panoramic view and great photos to make.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Better when seen at night. It is the link between two continents and a wonderful Turkish experience. A must see when visiting Istanbul

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well it's a bridge !! It connects The Asian Istanbul to the European Istanbul and at night it's has nice lighting , can go underneath by ferries or on top by Hop on/off buses or Taxi ! By the way , I noticed the bridge is so high even large commercial ships pass under it without problems !

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