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- 98%History Buffs
- 91%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 83%Local Culture
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Nightlife Lovers
- 58%Budget Travelers
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- Golden HornMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudentsAdventure TravelersNov 01, 2013
Where I spend most of my time in Istanbul. From Taksim, Istiklal, Pera District to Besiktas, Kabatas, Ortakoy and Tophane. The Golden Horn is the heart of Modern Istanbul.Recommended for:
- Golden HornMar 29, 2014
The Golden Horn (Haliç or Altın Boynuz) is a scimitar-shaped estuary that joins the Bosphorus just at the point where it enters the Sea of Marmara. It divides the European side of Istanbul into two, and forms a natural harbour. It is 7.5 kms and 750m wide, and is currently spanned by four bridges, with a fifth under construction to carry the Metro across the Golden Horn.Recommended for:
- Golden HornMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 29, 2014
The Golden Horn is one of the principle reasons why there was ever a city built at Istanbul at all. This curling inlet is a perfect natural harbor and makes the historic peninsula easily defensibly on three sides.
Ferries do not go up the Golden Horn very often but you can catch one a few times a day that will take you to the neighborhoods of Fener, Balat and Eyup. Fener is home to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate while Balat is a charming old neighborhood set where the Golden Horn meets the Theodosian Walls. Eyup is an important place for Muslims as it is believed to be the burial place of the standard bearer of the Prophet Mohammad, who died while trying to take the city. In Eyup you will also find Pierre Loti Cafe and a magnificent Turkish cemetery on a hillside.Recommended for:
- Golden HornMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Sep 16, 2013
Although often overlooked with the more famous Bosphorus nearby, the Golden Horn is a fabulous stretch of water. Boat tours of the Golden Horn give great views of the palaces and old city walls on shore.Recommended for:
- Golden HornFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
"Hey, dude, what happened to my bridge?" Most visitors will do a cruise up the Bosphorus but many will overlook another Istanbul must - a short ferry ride up the Golden Horn, to the more traditional/conservative neighborhood of Eyup.