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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 5 days ago

Again...East meets West and the neighborhoods and area are just plain fun and interesting to nose around. Boat tours will point out the area from the water and has a special charm as the sun sets.

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

You feel the relaxing atmosphere of the area, enjoying it with some fresh orange and pomegranate juice!!

Thank Nikolas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its the major urban waterway cutting through both continets.If you don't have time for the full Bosphorus cruise, you can use this inexpensive commuter ferry and enjoy seeing some of Istanbul from the water. Easy to get off when you want and get another ferry...More

Thank Dipubose
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like to eat fish, go there. There are a lot of restaurants where you can taste fish. On the streets too. The place is nice, plesent

Thank Aysun A
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Eminonu is the main ferry hub. It also has a tram station. The ferries go to the asian side at short intervals. The spice market is also located closeby.

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a beautiful strait of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Despite the catchy name, we found no reference to the origin of the name.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Very nice view , specially on sunset or sun raise.Nice place to walk along. It really looks like a horn. and at sunset it gets its golden color. All over friendly people

Thank Andre B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

All you have to do just walk around and you will feel that you traveled in time, It is an open museum.

Thank janakat60
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 10 June 2017

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
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