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The Bosphorus Bridge

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Address: Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
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Must Do if you are in Istanbul

This bridge runs across the continent. How cool is that? This is absolutely must do thing if you are in Istanbul. There are local tourist buses available who arrange city tours... read more

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Mumbai, India
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge runs across the continent. How cool is that? This is absolutely must do thing if you are in Istanbul. There are local tourist buses available who arrange city tours are very moderate price and will take you across the bridge which has amazing views. Make it a point to take early tour so that you can take some... More 

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The Bosphorus Bridge is one of the great architecture of Istanbul. The bridge is the only bridge connects two continents Europe and Asia.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new name is the martyr's bridge Here the people stopped the coup in July 2016 against Erdogan It is a suspended brudge with more than 1100length over the bosphorus. It is one of rhe three suspended bridges Nice to see

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the Asian side and our hotel is on the Europe side.. passing this bridge when it was almost sunset was a nice welcoming experienced. The ride from the airport is an eye opener and the view of the bosphorous from the top is amazing. But seeing the bridge at night is another must do and see. While sitting... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sailed under this bridge at night whilst on a Bosphorus dinner cruise. At night it certainly makes its presence felt; especially with all the lights around the foreshore and on other major attractions. Great way to see this icon. Great cruise as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who visits Istanbul is likely to either cross over and/ or admire this grand looking Bosphorus bridge from some point in the city . The palaces called yalı -home to the super rich and famous- overlooking to this very bridge are some of the most expensive places in the world.... I don't what it is but it's fascinating and... More 

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the bridge is closed to foot traffic, but it dominates skyline views from around the city and makes a beautiful backdrop to many photos. To get a close-up view, take one of the Bosporus ferry tours and you'll float underneath. If you really want to cross by foot, your best opportunity is in November during the Istanbul Marathon (there... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now called 15 July Martyrs Bridge as well, The Bosphorus Bridge is an iconic expansion bridge that connects Europe and Asia. Locals refer to it as the First Bridge. There are two other such bridges.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't walk on it but passed under it when I took the Bosphorus Tour by boat. It is an awesome sight to see both sides of the city built up with old monuments and new houses of the rich, while passing under the Bridge and hearing the thunder of the traffic overhead. There is a strong wind here and you... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great span between two continents and multiple cultures. Some bridges have more effect than just transportation.

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