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What you should know about Besiktas
Besiktas is one of the main municipalities of Istanbul that is situated on the European shore of Bosphorus. It's an interesting place to visit, with a more relaxed atmosphere than the neighboring districts of Sultanahmet or Beyoglu. With several museums and palaces such as the Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, and Yildiz Palace, among others, there is lots to see and explore in Besiktas. Do a Bosphorus cruise by the municipality or private boats that start from Besiktas and last for 60 to 90 minutes. If you happen to visit Besiktas during the soccer season you can visit the BJK Inonu Stadium on game day for some real action. Hotels.com offers an impressive selection of hotels in Besiktas, Istanbul. So finding a luxury hotel at the Bosphorus or any comfortable accommodation in Besiktas is now easy with our expert travel services.
What's Besiktas Like?
The biggest attraction of Besiktas is the Turkish Naval Museum situated along the ferry dock. Here you get to see the 104 feet long ornate gilded boats of the sultans and various Turkish naval memorabilia and artifacts including ship models, historic cannons and documents. The Palace Collections Museum is close to the Naval Museum. The Dolmabahce palace is the largest of its kind in Turkey occupying a vast area of 11.2 acres. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier adorns the Ceremonial Hall while the interior of the palace glitters with gold leaf and crystal decorations. Visit the Barbaros Park to pay homage to the Turkish hero, Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha, whose statue and mausoleum is located there. Enjoy your vacation with some of the best Besiktas places to stay that include quality hotels in Besiktas, Istanbul listed at Hotels.com.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Besiktas
Besiktas is quite central and a major transportation hub of Istanbul. Ferries operate from major districts such as Uskudar, Eminonu and Kadikoy. Another alternative would be to ride the dolmus from Taksim or take the bus traveling to Besiktas from any part of Istanbul. Soak in the local atmosphere by wandering in the market district that sells fresh fish, vegetables, cheap fabrics and more. Dine in any of the numerous meatball eateries or fish restaurants in this interesting market area. The end of the Beiktas Bazaar is lined with nice bars and pubs. The Barbaros Square, next to the Turkish Naval Museum, is a happening place with concerts and enthusiastic skateboarders practicing their skills. Enjoy the Turkish hospitality by booking your accommodation in any of the hotels in Besiktas, Istanbul at Hotels.com. Just log on to Hotels.com for fantastic hotel rooms and great deals and discounts.
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