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Top Landmarks in Istanbul Bosphorus

Top Landmarks in Istanbul Bosphorus are Galata Tower, Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy, Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, Anatolian Fortress and Rumeli Fortress. You can reach more detailed information with the interactive map of Istanbul Bosphorus Strait below.

Top Landmarks in Istanbul Bosphorus
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    Galata Tower

    The Galata Tower, Galata Kulesi in Turkish, is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul. 63 meter (206 feet) high tower provides a panoramic view of the Istanbul.

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    Dolmabahce Palace

    Home to the last six sultans of the abolished Ottoman Empire; it portrays everything that was right and wrong about their rule and reign for over 600 years.

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    Ciragan Palace

    In 1835, Sultan Mahmud II ordered the construction of a palace which features the mixture of Ottoman and Western architecture style.

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    Ortakoy

    Ortakoy is one of the most famous places in Istanbul because of its multicultiral and multireligious background.

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    Beylerbeyi Palace

    In Turkish, Beylerbeyi means, “lord of lords” and the palace is located in Asian side and Uskudar district of Istanbul.
    It consists of six halls, 26 rooms and has three entrances. The Ottomans planted different kind of trees for the gardens.

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    Bosphorus Bridge

    The Bosphorus Bridge is one of two bridges that spans the Bosphorus Strait, connecting the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. It stretches from Ortakoy on the European side to Beylerbeyi on the Asian side and is sometimes referred to as the First Bosphorus Bridge.

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    Anatolian Fortress

    The Anatolian Fortress is located at the narrowest part of Istanbul. Sultan Beyazıt I ordered the construction of the fortress in order to control the sea traffic.

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    Rumeli Fortress

    Rumeli Fortress is the proof that Fatih Sultan Mehmet took his conquest of Istanbul seriously. The fortress, which has been guarding the Bosphorus for a hundred years, has become a place where local people have been given shelter and cultural organizations.

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    Maidan’s Tower

    The tower is located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus and it will definetly take your breath away with its marvellous view.

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Istanbul Bosphorus

It is a different pleasure to look at the Anatolian Side from the European Side and the European Side from the Anatolian Side. But the most enjoyable is to watch Istanbul from the middle of the Bosphorus with a Bosphorus boat tour. Because Istanbul leaves unforgettable memories to those who visit Istanbul with its buildings that defy history and its magnificent silhouette.

From the map above, you can examine many iconic buildings from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires that have witnessed the history on the Bosphorus.

Why is Bosphorus important?

Only one of the natural borders separating mainland Europe and Asia is the Bosphorus. Due to the fact that it is a suitable region in terms of climate and geographical conditions, it has been a residential area for ages. the old city of Istanbul on the banks of the Bosphorus in Istanbul Byzantine, Latin, and Ottoman empires have done the capital city and the most important city from the economic and cultural aspects of the Republic of Turkey today. The city of Istanbul, divided by the Bosphorus, is one of the few intercontinental cities in the world.

As "Napoleon" said, Istanbul is a city of importance and beauty that can be the capital of the world. The geographic beauties of this beautiful city as well as its history dating back to thousands of years arouse admiration. The shores of the Bosphorus, where settlement started with the Ottoman period, are the most popular places in Istanbul today.

In the Bosphorus, where many historical buildings admire the tourists; It is a region where many historical buildings such as Maiden's Tower, Galatian Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ortaköy, Rumeli Fortress, and Anadolu Fortress are lined up like pearls.

For exactly these reasons, it is the area where local or foreign tourists show the most interest.

Things to do in Bosphorus

Undoubtedly, the best activity that can be done in the Bosphorus is the Istanbul Bosphorus cruise. The Bosphorus has a wide range of boat tours. You can find many Istanbul Bosphorus boat tours that you can join according to your budget and interests.

Istanbul Bosphorus boat tours differ from each other in terms of routes and activities. The first of these is the Istanbul Bosphorus boat tour, which is made with a standard tour program as a group.

The other is a private yacht cruise on Bosphorus or Bosphorus boat cruise that you can do with family, friends, or business partners. In this special tour, instead of the standard tour program, it is possible to organize special programs, routes, and activities for you. If you have not visited Istanbul before, you are informed by the local guide about what activities to do and the tour program is prepared for you

Bosphorus Cruise

Acetes Travel; Istanbul leading boat sightseeing and dinner cruise experience on Bosphorus. Offering the best Bosphorus boat sightseeing cruises and dining cruises. The following Istanbul Bosphorus cruises are the most popular Bosphorus tours preferred by customers.

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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Night Show

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Bosphorus Lunch Cruise

Bosphorus Lunch Cruise

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Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

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Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise

Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise

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