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  • 26. Gulhane Park

    I like the atmosphere of "Gulhane Park" .... Just after several steps from the main gate, suddenly the rush and the noise of the city is over and u r away from all the hassle .... Considering that...

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  • 27. Bosphorus Cruise

    Anadolu Kavagi is a little village on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, not far from the Black Sea. It is the last stop on the Full Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul. The first thing we did after coming...

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  • 28. Maiden Tower

    The Maiden's Tower (Kiz Kulesi), also known as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the...

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  • 29. Theodosian City Wall

    Built in the 5th century during the reign of Theodosius II, the walls of Constantinople ran a little over 6 km from the Sea of Marmara to the Golden Horn. The best remaining sections of the walls are...

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  • 30. Beyoglu

    The old district of Pera gave place to the modern Beyoglu, with the inevitable Istiklal Caddesi, dominating the area. However, a few signs of the classical quarter do remain, showing the Ottoman...

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  • 31. Rustem Pasa Camii

    The Rustem Pasa Mosque was high on my list of places to see in Istanbul and although not one of the largest mosques we saw in Istanbul, was definitely one of the nicest. After a couple of days of...

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  • 32. Roman Aqueduct

    Altough the exact date of its construction has been lost in history, the Valens Aqueduct, also known as the Hadrianus Aqueduct, is a legacy of the Late Roman and Early Byzantine era. Over the...

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  • 33. Eyup Sultan

    Who was Pierre Loti? He was a French naval officer and writer, but above all he was a Turkophile. During his visit to istanbul in 1876, he fell in love with Aziyade, a married Turkish woman. Aziyade...

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  • 34. Bebek

    Bebek is a historic Istanbul neighbourhood that falls within the boundaries and administration of the Besiktas district. It is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus and is surrounded by...

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  • 35. Rumeli Hisari

    We enjoyed the sight of this imposing fortress from our Bosphorous cruise ferry. Imagine 600 years ago how intimidating it would look to any enemy sailing into the Bosphorous. It is possible to visit...

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  • 36. Pierre Loti Café

    "The Pierre Loti Hill" has an incredible view of "Golden Horn and Eyüp" ... Here you can watch my "HD Video" of "Pierre Loti Hill" ... : Video The name "Pierre Loti" comes from the French writer...

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  • 37. Golden Horn

    Perfect spot in Istanbul where u can see the whole Golden Horn area connecting both parts of Istanbul and be able to shoot amazing photos .... :) There are several cafes and restaurants with a view...

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  • 38. Ortakoy Mosque

    During our 3 hour cruise along the Bosphorus we passed many outstanding historic buildings including the Ortakoy Mosque. On the outward journey the ferry was close to the Asia side of the Bosphorus...

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  • 39. Yedikule - The Golden Gate

    A perfect park with large tulip display ... Its mentioned as "Soganli Bitkiler Park" and also as "International Peace Garden". According to the guard there, the park has three names.Despite its...

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  • 40. Kadikoy

    What a great place! We skipped Kadikoy (village of the judge) the first 2 times we visited Istanbul but after the 3rd visit is always on our list and we always take the boat from European side to...

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  • 41. Constantine Column

    Built in the year 330 AD this column has outlasted the various conquests of Istanbul and as it stands today at 35 metres (115ft) it is a good landmark for tourists travelling by light rail to visit...

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  • 42. Rahmi M Koc Museum

    The Rahmi M. Koc Museum is such a fantastic museum. We passed by on the way to Miniaturk and saw planes, trains, etc. outside. We decided to stop on the way back to see what this place was and were...

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  • 43. Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

    We left the area of the Blue Mosque and walked around for a while going through little neighborhoods, and up and down narrow streets. Down a steep hill, We came to the entrance of the Sokollu Mehmet...

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  • 44. Sehzade Camii - Conquers Mosque

    "Sehzade Mosque" is one of the most notable mosques of "Sinan", attributed to be the first major large scale work after he had been appointed as the "chief architect". The date that the construction...

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  • 45. Hippodrome

    The touristy centre of Istanbul is a garden that links Hagia Sophia with the blue mosque. Always crowded of people it is the place where photographers will find that there are no nice pictures from...

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  • 46. Beylerbeyi Palace

    Beylerbeyi, where the Asian pillar of the Bosphorus Bridge sits, is a pleasant district that has been reserved for palaces since the Byzantine era. Beylerbeyi Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid...

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  • 47. Kilic Ali Pasa Camii Mosque

    Being part od a complex that includes a school, Tophane fountain, a tomb and a hamman, tradition says that this mosque was built in a space recovered from the sea by the most famous Ottoman architect,...

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  • 48. Fish Market

    We left the Sultanahment area (Blue Mosque area), walked through alot of interesting little neighborhoods to Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Camii and then continued through more neighborhoods to the coast road...

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  • 49. Belly Dancing

    When in Turkey, one should go see the belly dancers. Pictures don't do justice to the expertise and talent these women have. There was nothing great about the dinner itself, but the show was...

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  • 50. Naval Museum

    The "Naval Museum" in Istanbul was closed down for about one year for renovation and for the addition of new ancient items and nowadays its in operation again with the new Gallery of many Ottoman...

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