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This river separates the old and new sections of Istanbul. The commercial center of the city for 2000 years, many markets and the Chamber of Commerce still line its shores today.
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Halic | Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The place is History, in the ancient times a chain close the access of this bay for the enemies of Constantinople. It is an inspiration for several fiction books, one of the most famous was Game of Thrones in the battle of Blackwater, where Tyron...More

Thank Bruno M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Connecting Europe and Asia, this place surrounded by the Bosphorous is an impressive area full of old buildings, the sight of Mosques and a huge and cosmopolitan City. Try to enjoy crossing the Galata Bridge, try a fish sandwich, Go up to the Galata Tower...More

1  Thank Gonzalo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide took us to Pierre Lotti Hill from where we were to take the cable car down, but the hill gave us a fantastic view of the Golden Horn.

Thank Farzana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bosphorus and Marmara sea forms this horn shaped strait. If you really wish to see this strait than visit the top of the cable car behind Eyub Sultan complex.

Thank Syed R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Few way is to see this Golden Horn, one is from Cable car in Pierre Lot, second from a bout, or to go in TopKapi Palace or from Galata tower.

Thank Ljubomir D
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We had to meet our son here after his school trip. It was an easy ride from the Taksim area. The buildings here were older and more interesting. But, seemed far from other points of interest.

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We drove along the Golden Horn viewed it from our coach. Great views of the arm of the Bosphorus and a harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residents mainly...More

2  Thank 638JAV
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Impressive historical buildings vs crazy traffic of Halic meets in Golden Horn. This vies best summary of Istanbul Life to me. I visit there anytime I go to Istanbul. Calmness of fishermen on very noisy and crowded bridge seems like dance of the contrasts.

Thank Kivilcim Z
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is such a lovely place, always dynamic and full of life. We just loved walking through the area around the Golden Horn and across the Galata Bridge. The fishermen and number of boats is incredible and well worth taking a ferry over the water,...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 9 May 2018

It has shape of a horn hence called the Golden Horn. Best view to see it from high up is to get cable car to top of Pierre Loti and get a good sun set view with tea/coffee on top of the Hill.

Thank Rizwan R
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