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Ortakoy District Istanbul

Ortaköy District Istanbul, what to visit? Which places to see?

The Ortakoy District Istanbul is located on the European side, at the foot of the 1st Bosphorus Bridge. The old mixes with the modern, the atmosphere is positive, peaceful and so pleasant!

What makes Ortakoy District Istanbul different

Ortakoy District Istanbul is where Muslims, Christians and Jews coexisted during the Ottoman Empire. They left their mark through places of worship; mosques, churches and synagogues.

This district is frequented by the Istanbul youth for its specialty of KUMPİR (large baked, buttered, salted potato that can then be stuffed with several ingredients of your choice: such as corn, sausages, light weight, spices, carrot , semolina etc…)

It is a very lively district where you can stroll through the shopping streets. The Ortakoy Istanbul district is located on the European side, at the foot of the 1st Bosphorus Bridge. The old mixes with the modern, the atmosphere is positive, peaceful and so pleasant!

 is frequented by artists and young people. We eat Kumpir, drink Turkish Tea, enjoy an ice cream, visit his mosque.

The Ortakoy Mosque: A pure marvel of neo-baroque architecture from 1855, created by the Armenian architects Garabet Amira Balyan and his son Nikogos Balyan for Sultan Abdulmecit I.

The sun reflecting on the blue of the Bosphorus makes the interior of the mosque poetically bright thanks to the presence of many picture windows.

The ideal setting for splendid wedding photos!

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