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Northern Bosphorus, Istanbul

After the Bosphorus Bridge and Beylerbeyi Palace, you appear to…

├çengelk├Ây (Asia)

A arresting Bosphorus apple with huge old even timberline by the bear dock, and townfolk adequate in its adumbration to sip tea and coffee, play cards or dominoes, and watch boats pass. More…

Kuleli Argosy Academy (Asia)

Kuleli agency “with towers,” so you’ll admit this Turkish argosy academy if you pass. It was congenital in 1800 if Absolutist Selim III approved to improve the Ottoman armed forces. During the Crimean War (1855-1856) it was one of two hospitals supervised by Florence Nightingale (the added was the Selimiye BarracksÔÇösee above).

Arnavutk├Ây (Europe)

The bank of this “Albanian Village” is lined with photogenic Ottoman yalis (wooden Bosphorus bank mansions).

Rumeli Hisari (Europe)

The boss Breastwork of Europe was congenital in just four months during 1452 on orders of Mehmet the Conqueror. Commanding the narrowest allotment of the Bosphorus (about 700 meters), it cut off Byzantine Constantinople from its atom food from the Black Sea coast, authoritative it easier for the absolutist to beat the city-limits in 1453. More…

The boondocks of Bebek, with its appealing bay, is on Rumeli Hisari’s south side. Bosphorus University, founded as Robert Academy by New Englander Cyrus Hamlin in 1863, shares the hillside with the fortress.

Fatih Bridge

The Fatih K├Âpr├╝s├╝ (Conqueror’s Bridge), beautifully arresting from Rumeli Hisari (and vice-versa) is called for Mehmet the Conqueror.

Anadolu Hisari (Asia)

Opposite Rumeli Hisari is the abundant abate Breastwork of Anatolia, congenital about 1390 by Absolutist Yildirim Beyazit I, and adequate by Mehmet the Conqueror in alertness for his acquisition of Constantinople in 1453.

K├╝├ž├╝ksu Kasri (Asia)

Palace No. 6: The “Sweet Waters of Asia,” acclaimed in 19th-century European visions of Istanbul, change from the Asian hills into the Bosphorus by this accomplished little bizarre alcazar accomplished in 1857 for Absolutist Abd├╝l Mecit I.

Çubuklu & Hidiv Kasri (Asia)

Atop the bank at Çubuklu is the accomplished Art Nouveau alcazar (1900) of the Abbas Hilmi Pasha, Khedive (Viceroy) of Egypt, now a bazaar auberge and restaurant. The khedive, a quasi-independent monarch, spent his summers in Istanbul.

Tarabya (Europe)

From the Greek Therapia (healing), this Bosphorus boondocks got its name from its benign atmosphere. Today its baby bay is amidst by indoor/outdoor restaurants. Several admirable old Ottoman-era summer embassies of European admiral (including Great Britain and France) angle in their area on the Bosphorus shore. More…

B├╝y├╝kdere (Europe)

This boondocks is home to the Sadberk Hanim Museum, a acclaimed baby art and ethnography building founded by the affluent Ko├ž ancestors in a celebrated yali (seaside mansion) and a avant-garde gallery. If you accept the time and adore accomplished art, and/or accept an absorption in Turkish history and culture, don’t absence it!

Sariyer (Europe)

The better boondocks on the arctic Bosphorus shore, with a angle bazaar and several seafood restaurants on the shore. Buses, minibuses and taxis run arctic to the Black Sea bank resort of Kilyos. This is a acceptable atom to leave your Bosphorus baiter so you can acknowledgment to Istanbul by bus, minibus or taxi. More…

Rumeli Kavagi (Europe)

The extreme arctic berth on the European bank of the Bosphorus, it has a baby bank and several seafood restaurants.

Anadolu Kavagi (Asia)

Final berth on the Bosphorus cruise-tour, there are seafood restaurants (if you haven’t brought a picnic), and you can backpack acclivous to the seven-towered Genoese breastwork on Yusa Tepesi (Joshua Hill) to adore the view.

If you yield the acceptable ferry’s Bosphorus tour, you will accept to delay three hours at Anadolu Kavagi for the ferry’s abandonment for the acknowledgment to Istanbul.

If you yield the TurYol boat, you’ll be aback at the Galata Bridge in beneath than an hour.

Kilyos (Europe)

This northernmost suburb of Istanbul abreast the aperture of the Bosphorus on the bank of the deep, arctic Black Sea is a admired bank resort for Istanbullus in hot weather. The ferryboats don’t appear this far, but you can yield a bus, minibus or auto actuality from


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