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Golden Horn

Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets and the Chamber of Commerce still line its shores today.
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Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

The various neighborhoods that make up the "Golden Horn" really give a visitor a flavor of Istanbul. It feels very old European more so than Middle Eastern- get lost, enjoy yourself, and wander.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see both sides of the see here, the boat will take in a 1/2 hour tour by his hand operated boat. It's fun for a change.

Thank A F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a vital part of the city and it's an important point to walk toward many places in Istanbul, you can walk up to istiklal street, or to the Egyptian bazaar, also from here you can reach the Asian side of Istanbul as well as...More

Thank Manoul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Golden Horn is a great attraction featuring breathtaking views, unique boat cruise experiences and a feeling of being in the heart of Istanbul.

Thank Naila R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The Golden Horn is the natural estuary that separates the historic Istanbul from the rest of the city. The whole body of water, land and the super structures on it looks beautiful. Its a photographer's delight. The Golden Horn is bustling with activity and a...More

1  Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 8 May 2017

peaceful and insightful cruise around the horn and what meaning and significance it had for Traders then and today

Thank 3Shakera
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Inhale The Golden Horn and your heart will never Istanbul. Use some days here in no hurry, take a tram, a bus, a taxi or a boat and the rest are up to you..Istanbul will never leave you after Gokden Horn...

Thank Bjørn Egil K
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to realy get into the hustle and bustle of Istanbul this place is it. Get very busy with all the fisherman and restaurants only selling ekmek arasi balik (bread with fish). Main cruises of the bosphorus tours starts from this point. A...More

Thank sellK
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Golden Horn is a waterway in the heart of Istanbul. It provides a focus for the ancient heart of the city, when it was once a transit point between Europe, Asia and Africa. Ships from all over the world would anchor there in safety....More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Unlike Sultanahmet where most of the main sights are, the Golden Horn is really more about strolling and soaking up the feel. There are several mosques around. And the Spice Bazaar. And the bridge with the restaurants built underneath it. But mostly it's the ebb...More

Thank Daryl C
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