Author: Ayse Bengu Hincal

The Asian Side of the Bosphorus

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="857" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]Salacak is the first neighborhood on Istanbul’s Asian Side that borders the Bosphorus, just at its southern mouth. It’s said that the most beautiful view of Istanbul’s silhouette is to be found here. Every...

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Moda

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="865" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]If you make your way from Bahariye uphill, you will find yourself in Moda, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Kadıköy, known especially for its beautiful sea views. Here, you can sit down...

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Kadıköy Historical Market

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="863" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]Kadıköy, which is both the largest district on the Asian Side and one of the largest districts in the city as a whole, was first known as Chalcedon. The Historical Kadıköy Market offers a wide...

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Nişantaşı

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="866" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]Nişantaşı is doubtlessly the most important shopping and fashion center of Istanbul and it resembles popular cities like Paris and Vienna with its historical buildings, luxurious shops, hotels and cafes.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css_animation="fadeIn" type="normal" position="center" separator_color="#353535"][vc_column_text]In...

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Bagdad Avenue

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="858" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]Through the avenue, it is possible to find the shops of almost all popular brands such as Zara, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, or Barbour. In the part between Erenköy-Suadiye, there are dozens of famous...

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Bosphorus Cruise Tours

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="859" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]A cruise on the Bosphorus is probably the most overlooked Istanbul tourist attraction. Understandable, with such an abundance of historical sightseeing spots in Istanbul and too little time to squeeze them all into your...

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Prince Islands

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="867" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text] What Are the Princes’ Islands of Istanbul The Princes’ Islands (Kızıl Adalar or just Adalar) are a chain of nine rather small islands in the Sea of Marmara. They evolved from a place of exile...

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Istanbul Modern

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="894" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text] Museum Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00 a.m - 6.00 pm Thursday 10.00 a.m - 8.00 p.m Monday Closed Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is closed on January 1 and on the first day of the religious holidays. Check out current events![/vc_column_text][vc_separator...

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Pera Museum

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="895" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]Visiting Hours Tuesday - Saturday       10.00 - 19.00 Sunday                        12.00 - 18.00 The Museum is closed on Mondays. Long Fridays Pera Museum is open and free of admissions from 18:00 to 22:00 every Friday. Special Days The Museum is closed...

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Dolmabahçe Palace

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_single_image image="891" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="50px"][vc_column_text]Visit Hours:  palace accepts guests on weekdays except on Mondays and Thursdays, from 09:00 to 16:00 Entrance Fee : 30.00 Turkish Lira[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css_animation="fadeIn" type="normal" position="center" separator_color="#353535"][vc_column_text]Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid (1839-1861) who was...

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