If you needed more proof how stunning Istanbul’s mosques are, Ortakoy Mosque will do it for sure. Take a look at this Ortakoy Mosque down-up panorama (bet you didn’t see many of those)

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Perfection. It doesn’t get much better than this.

 

 

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

It’s a beautiful, yet also quite simple and basic, giving it a special aroma of grandeur.

 

It’s even more impressive on the outside, located next to the Bosporus river, in one of the most popular areas along the river.

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

 

Around the mosque are little street markets with various vendors selling arts, fake antiques and delicious street food.

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

 

Of all the unbelievable variety of Turkish street food, this next one seemed to be a big hit with my sister. It might look small, but trust me, it a full meal for two people.

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque

 

Aye ya yay. After being in Asia for a while, Istanbul was that needed change that made me question where I truly belong. I could definitely spend some more time there.



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Hi there —

Visited Istanbul back in 2003 — and yes, Ortakoy was a highlight. The whole area as well as the mosque. 🙂

Durbanbay
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Hey Fili,

Yes, Ortakoy is a great place to relax and enjoy the Bospherous. One of my favorite places in Istanbul, well Ortakoy and Taksim. Actually we never went into the Mosque in Ortakoy, not sure why, but we walked around the market and the food stalls there and had a great time. It is a beautiful place, especially at night when the lights are on.

The other place I liked there was Dolmabahçe Palace. It was much better than Topkapi in my opinion. Damn, I miss Istanbul. Hope I can go back soon.

Thanks for the interesting Post.
Paul

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