Water pipes,
backgammon & baked
potatoes

Ortaköy Square

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Why locals love it

This popular square is full of fancy waterfront cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs. Young locals often come here to smoke “nargile” (Turkish water pipes) and play backgammon and card games. Many people also come here to eat “kumpir” (stuffed baked potatoes).

Why you should visit it

Stop by Ortaköy Square to soak up the atmosphere and mingle with the hip young couples spilling out of the cafés. There’s also a beautiful baroque mosque perched on the waterfront – it’s one of the finest examples of work by the famous Balyan family of architects. This recently renovated masterpiece is definitely worth seeing.

Special tip

If you get hungry, try Ortaköy’s famous “kumpir”.

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5 Comments

Hi, I would like to know where is this colourful doors located. Tq.
Roxy
Traveller
July 19, 2018
Sorry,I am not sure where it is. Because some of photos were provided by other resources.
Senem
Local Guru
July 19, 2018
What is the best time to see this place in February?
Majid
Traveller
January 31, 2018
This place is beautiful in every time of day and year :-)
Senem
Local Guru
January 31, 2018
Number one of must see
Hakan
Local
November 17, 2017
great
Tahmoures
Local
July 19, 2017
Must see and have a waffle.
Eda
Local
December 25, 2016
  • Ortaköy Square

    Mecidiye Mah. Ortaköy, Beşiktaş
    Istanbul
  • Currently Open
    Mo-Su: 00:00-23:30

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