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Halic, Istanbul

4.5
#2 of 18 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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  • I was there with my husband, this place is really very good, if you buy simit and eat that on the harbor then you can never forget that moments in your life.  more »
  • The narrow side of Istanbul's sea. Beautiful and has history in every corner. Good for a walk in the many areas over looking the halic.  more »
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