Istanbul - Besiktas, Nisantasi & Ortakoy (PDF Chapter)

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This part of town has the largest concentration of Ottoman palaces and pavilions in İstanbul. Start at Dolmabahçe Palace and then walk or bus your way down to the Palace Collections Museum, İstanbul Naval Museum and Yıldız Park.

  • get a glimpse into the public and private lives of the last Ottoman sultans in the supremely ornate Dolmabahçe Palace
  • maps
  • wander the streets surrounding the waterside meydan (square) of the former fishing village Ortaköy and admire its spectacular view of the Bosphorus Bridge
  • transport
  • admire the fleet of 19th-century imperial caïques (ornately decorated wooden rowboats) in the copper-clad exhibition hall of the Istanbul Naval Museum
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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