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The Golden Horn, Fatih and Fener

The Golden Horn, a fjord-like river inlet that divides the old and new cities of European Istanbul, is enjoying a new lease of life. Often overlooked by visitors, this part of Istanbul has almost as many minor historic attractions as the Historic Peninsula itself. Run-down Fener and Balat are now prime real estate locations and popular settings for television programmes. The old-city shoreline has miles of narrow parks and walkways and the new city shore is home to attractions such as Miniatürk and the Rahmi Koç Museum. Plans to develop a shopping mall on the site of the old shipyards at Kasımpaşa are likely to see ...

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