|Date:||Thursday, January 12, 2023|
Magic and beauty are linked to the aspects of nature that the ancient city of Istanbul possesses, and it acquires a secret c.
The Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul.. The secret of the beauty of the ancient city:
Magic and beauty are associated with aspects of nature that the ancient city of Istanbul possesses, and it gains the secret of its beauty from its distinctive tourist attractions, in particular the charming Bosphorus Strait. Which gives the city great importance in terms of tourism and trade at the same time. Istanbul, thanks to its strategic geographical location and its location on the continents of Asia and Europe, was able to be the first destination for foreign investors and Arab businessmen, with the multiplicity of their investment fields in the trade and industry sector, in addition to those interested in the real estate market in Turkey and those looking for apartments for sale in European Istanbul, and villas for sale in Asian Istanbul.
It is the waterway that connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, and divides the city of Istanbul into two parts, one on the European continent and the other on the Asian continent.
The length of the Bosphorus Strait is about 27 kilometers, and its width in terms of the northern entrance to the Black Sea is approximately 3.9 kilometers, and its narrowest parts reach between 640 to 700 meters only, while the depth of the water in the Bosphorus Strait ranges from 36 meters to 122 meters.
The strait includes two main ports in Istanbul, the Golden Horn, the western port, and Haydar Pasha port in the eastern part, located on the Asian side of Istanbul.
The waters of the Bosphorus Strait are considered part of the international navigation, as ships pass through the strait in one direction, and annually no less than 55 thousand ships loaded with goods pass through it, making their way across the continents. Strong water currents pass through the Bosphorus Strait, which sometimes makes it difficult for ships to move due to the abundance of water that flows into the Black Sea.
The strait is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul on the one hand, and the most important commercial and economic landmark. It is the main water artery in Istanbul, as it is the soul of Istanbul and from it derives its strength.
The Turkish government has built three bridges over the Bosphorus Strait, in order to facilitate the process of moving by land between parts of Istanbul, instead of using sea transportation.
July 15 Martyrs Bridge "Bosphorus Bridge"
The story of the suspension bridge that connects the two ends of Istanbul began since the time of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, who has always made plans and designs to connect the two continents with a corridor that facilitates traffic and saves time and effort for the residents. However, that dream remained a prisoner of the plans and drawers of the Sultan.
With the passage of years, in 1970, the first suspension bridge was built on the Bosphorus Strait (Bosphorus Bridge), which is known today as the July 15 Martyrs Bridge. The Ottoman dream was finally realized in a more beautiful and magical way than what Sultan Abdul Hamid had imagined at the time.
The Bosphorus Bridge connects the Black Sea from the north with the Sea of Marmara from the south. The eastern end of the bridge begins in the Beyler Bey area on the Asian side, and its western end reaches in the Ortaköy district on the European side of Istanbul. The width of the Bosphorus Bridge is 33 m and its length is 1560 m. It is the seventh longest suspension bridge in the world.
It is the first kiss for Istanbul lovers, as they take cruises via the ferry and spend the most beautiful evenings beside the Bosphorus and enjoy its distinct lights that illuminate the darkness of the wide sea.
Sultan Mehmed Al Fateh Bridge:
The Turkish government established another bridge on the Bosphorus Strait, in order to relieve the July 15 Martyrs Bridge, which witnessed congestion in car traffic as a result of the increase in the population in Istanbul. The Sultan Mehmed Al-Fateh Bridge was opened in 1988 AD, and its height is 105 meters from the ground and 64 meters from the water surface. The distance between its two towers is 1090 metres
It also ranks fourteenth on the list of longest suspension bridges in the world.
The Sultan Mehmed Al Fateh Bridge added an amazing artistic touch to the waters of the Bosphorus Strait, and it was designed by the same company that designed the first Bosphorus Bridge. The cost of its construction amounted to 130 million dollars.
Sultan Yavuz Selim Bridge:
The Sultan Yavuz Selim Bridge is considered one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, with a length of about 2164 meters, and the columns of the bridge are the highest in the world, with a height of 322 meters, and it is the longest suspension bridge in the world supported by railway tracks. It was inaugurated on August 26, 2016, in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
If you are planning to visit Turkey this year, with the aim of tourism and recreation or to invest in the Turkish real estate market and want to buy homes in Turkey and apartments in Istanbul, we recommend that you allocate time from your visit to take a wonderful tour of the Bosphorus Strait and enjoy watching the charming city of Istanbul
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