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Viewpoints in Istanbul: Camlica Hill

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Camlica Hill is probably the number one spot for watching the sunset over Istanbul. It offers a unique perspective on the city, overlooking the old town - Sultanahmet, the areas of Besikatas and Beyoglu, the first Bosphorus Bridge and the main Istanbul waterway, the Bosphorus.
If the weather conditions allow it, it is even possible to see the Princes Islands and the famous Mount Uludag near Bursa.



Camlica Hill - The view over IstanbulCamlica is located about 4km from Üsküdar and divided into two hills: Kücük Camlica (‘Little Pine Hill’) and Büyük Camlica (‘Big Pine Hill’). Büyük Camlica is the highest point in Istanbul at 267m above sea level. Therefore providing the best views of Istanbul. Nevertheless Kücük CAmlica is worth visiting too, being more peaceful and offering beautiful gardens, forests and walking trails.
Especially during the spring time Camlica is worth a visit, as in anticipation of the Istanbul Tulip Festival many tulips are planted all over the area. Another colorful t…