Best Bosphorus Locations to Visit
When you come to Istanbul, you must visit the city not only by land but also by sea. As you
see the beauties of the Bosphorus, you will agree with us and you will understand how
special this city is. There are many historical and important places in the Bosphorus, which
you can visit especially with the help of a Bosphorus Cruise tour. If you want, let’s take a look
at the 5 places you must visit on the Bosphorus.
Dolmabahçe Palace is an important region that has assumed the center of the Ottoman
Empire after Topkapı Palace. Located in Beşiktaş district, Dolmabahçe Palace fascinates the
visitors with its location intertwined with the Bosphorus and its exquisite historical texture. If
you happen to be in the vicinity of Beşiktaş and Kabataş, you should definitely visit this
palace and discover how it was managed in the late Ottoman period.
Ortaköy Mosque, one of the most iconic structures of Istanbul, is located in Ortaköy district.
Located just below the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, this mosque leaves you alone with a unique
view. It’s almost like a mosque built inside the Bosphorus, a magnificent bridge behind it and
a deep blue sea surrounding these two… You should definitely go to this place where all the
beauty of Istanbul comes together in one frame and have a photo taken. Apart from that, you
can pass by this place with the Bosphorus Cruise tour and see what a special view it has
from the sea.
The Maiden’s Tower is one of the most aesthetic and special structures of Istanbul, which is
the subject of many epics. While passing from the European side to the Anatolian side, this
unique architect, whom we encountered on the ferry, greets us from the middle of the
Bosphorus. The Maiden’s Tower, which has an excellent view especially when viewed from
the Anatolian side, is one of the locations you can choose to spend romantic moments with
your loved one.
Galata Bridge is another must-see on the Bosphorus with its delicious fish restaurants,
residents fishing on the bridge, beautiful scenery and peaceful ambiance. You can cross
between Eminönü Karaköy with this bridge, which connects the two ends of the Golden
Horn. If you want, you can buy fish and bread from Eminönü and enjoy it while crossing the
bridge. With Bosphorus Cruise, you can see all of these locations one by one and make your
Istanbul trip enjoyable.