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Tarihi Karaköy Balıkçısı Restaurant

Fish - Seafood

Basilica Cistern or Sunken Palace

Museums

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul

5 Star Hotel

Hayal Kahvesi

Bars - Pubs

Balıkçı Sabahattin Restaurant

Fish - Seafood

Cistern of Aspar or Cukur Bostan Istanbul

Cistern of Aspar or Cukur Bostan Istanbul
This cistern is opposite the Sultan Selim Mosque in Fatih and is named after Alan Arian, an army General from Southern Russia who was executed by Emperor Leo in 471. Up until 1970, the cistern housed an entire village that has now been replaced by a small park with sports facilities and was written about in a book by Jenny White, the American crime writer, called “The Abyssinian Proof”.  
Istanbul’s covered cisterns have always attracted visitors, although this is not the case for the few remaining open cisterns. The purpose of these have remained rather obscure, although it has been said they were left open so that air could purify the water, but it is more likely they were just large reservoirs from which water was used to irrigate the fields. Unfortunately the cisterns fell into neglect once the dams were built in the Belgrade Forest .

Istanbul Photos

Nisantasi City's Shopping Center

Egyptian Market or Spice Bazaar Istanbul

Kumkapi Istanbul

Cicek Pasage or Flower Arcade Istanbul

Nisantasi Istanbul

Kariye or Chora Museum

Istanbul Property For Sale

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Off Plan 1 Bedroom Apartments

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1 Bedroom Flat in Crown

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2 Bedroom Flats in Innovia

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Brand New Development in Beylikduzu

Turkish Food Recipes

Asure - Wheat Pudding - Other Desserts

Dessert

Dugun or Wedding Soup - Soup

Tahini Pastry - Other Desserts

Dessert

Turkish Minced Beef Pide - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Fried Aubergine & Bell Peppers - Hot Meze

American Salad - Yogurt Mezes

Cold Meze

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