Istanbul's Neighborhoods along the Bosphorus
Between the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, north of Dolmabahçe, lie the quintessential continental-European-atmosphere neighborhoods of Istanbul, filled with cafés and boutiques. Chief among them is Ortaköy, a bohemian village set below the Bosphorus Bridge, reached by way of a leisurely walk from Dolmabahçe Palace. There is a good outdoor market selling jewelry, pashminas and antiques along the cobbled lanes. You can walk along the waterfront to Kolej, KuruçeÕme and Bebek, with its smart cafés and whitewashed wooden mansions standing in front of fishing boats and yachts moored on the Bosphorus. The area is popular with wealthy foreigners living in the city.
Rumeli Hisari, the Rumeli Fortress, was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in four months in 1452 to cut off aid via the Black Sea to beleaguered Constantinople as he prepared his final onslaught of the city. The castle is now a museum and hosts pop concerts in the summer.
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