Istanbul

Çamlıca Hill is one of the highest points of the Bosphorus and Istanbul, 263 m high from the sea level. It was used as a picnic area. In the early 1980′ the Touring Automobile Association built a series of restaurants which include a Turkish cafe and a park.

Beylerbeyi (means “Lord of the Lords”) Palace was built as the summer residence of the Sultans, is located at Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosporus. It was ordered by the Sultan Abdulaziz and built in between 1861-1865 by the chief architects Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan.

The tower was built as a fortress by the Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus in 1110 AD, and was restored and slightly modified several times during the Ottoman period.

A 14th century castle from the Ottoman's first attempt to capture Istanbul, Anatolian Fortress is located on the Asian shore of the city at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus Strait. Sultan Yildirim Bayezit built this fortress in 1395 on the ruins of an old temple dedicated to Zeus.

Topkapi Palace was the administrative centre for the Ottoman Empire, for nearly 400 years, from 1465 to 1853. The palace was the setting for many royal entertainment events. Topkapi Palace is certainly the most important historical site to be visited in Istanbul....

The palace, built by Sultan Abdülhamid II in the late nineteenth century, was used as the Sultan’s private residence. The palace museum is situated where Abdülhamid’s carpentry workshop once was; it mostly holds the Sultan’s personal possessions.

Dolmabahçe (filled in garden; in the early 17th century a villa was erected here on a filled in piece of ground) is the name for a palace built by members of the Armenian family Balyan. It was built in 1843-1856 for Sultan Abdül Mecit.

Pierre Loti is located in Eyup,which belongs to Fatih district,on the european side of Bosphorus, Istanbul.There is a cafe(tea house) which has an incredible view of Golden Horn,from Eyup to Eminonu.There are also touristic hotels and small souvenir shops.The name Pierre Loti comes from the Frenc

The Bosphorus Bridge spans the Bosphorus Strait and provides the unique chance to step from one continent Ortakoy (European side) to another Beylerbeyi (Asian side), within a few minutes. The Ataturk Bridge carries 200,000 vehicles and 600,000 people a day......

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