"Ortakoy, Istanbul, TR" Ortakoy Tip by TrendsetterME
Ortakoy, Istanbul: 8 reviews and 13 photos
Ortakoy is a neighbourhood, formerly a small village, within the Besiktas district of the city located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus.
One of the most visited spots of the city by locals and also by tourists due to its several aspects as nightlife, bars, restaurants, cafes, street vendors, shopping and so on ... :)
Several reputable schools, such as Kabatas Erkek Lisesi and Galatasaray University are located in Ortakoy. The European pylon of the Bosphorus Bridge, one of the two bridges that connect the European and Asian banks of İstanbul, is also situated in this neighbourhood.
The famous Ortakoy Mosque, located on the coastal pier square, was originally built in the 18th century. Later, in the 19th century, the current mosque, ordered by Sultan Abdulmecid I and designed by architects (father and son) Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigogayos Balyan in Neo-Baroque style, was edificed between 1854 and 1856.
Apart from beautiful cafes with a Bosphorus view, such as the Ortakoy Kahvesi, pubs and restaurants near the ferry port, Ortakoy also has some of Istanbul's best seashore night clubs, including Reina, Sortie and Anjelique.
Very easy to reach from Besiktas, just about 15 mins walking distance ... Very well adviced visit area for day time and / or on evenings ... :)
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