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Halic, Istanbul

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#2 of 17 in Nature in Istanbul
Serving as a commercial center for the past two millennia, Halic occupies an estuary that separates the old city in the south from the more European north. Owing to its strategic location, the site witnessed a number of memorable historic occurrences and its sparkling beauty has been immortalized in paintings and poems throughout the centuries. Observe the ships and busy locals at this lively spot and walk along the bridge that connects the two sides. Take a break at one of the quaint cafes in the area. Use our Istanbul route builder to add Halic and other attractions to your Istanbul vacation plans.
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  • It is a great place to relax in any weather, in sunny-generally super! Blue sea, seagulls, ferries, boats and ships, café under the bridge-the unique atmosphere of Istanbul! It seems to me that the Golden Horn and its unique atmosphere make Istanbul so attractive. There is always a lot of people here, always delicious, beautiful panorama of the city!
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  • The Golden Horn divides the European part into different shores. There are several bridges through the Golden Horn. From the quays and bridges there are beautiful views of the city, including the Bosphorus and the Asian side. Near to the Bosphorus Bridge a lot of restaurants with beautiful views and delicious food. When they ate there, a group of dolphins swam and dived just 10 steps from the bridge. And of course there is an impressive movement of ships in the Golden Horn.
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