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Tarabya (Ottoman Turkish: Tarabiye‎, Greek: Θεραπειά, Therapiá) is a neighbourhood in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on the European shoreline of the Bosphorus strait, between the neighbourhoods of Yeniköy and Kireçburnu.

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Map of Tarabya Mahallesi, Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey

In the early days of the last siege of Constantinople in 1453, Ottoman forces captured Therapia - then a minor Byzantine fortification. Some 40 surrendered soldiers were impaled.

Tarabya was where the foreign embassies had their summer houses during the Ottoman period, and today the area has several European consulates.

Sultan Selim II used to enjoy eating fish in this area and asked his grand vizier, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, to build a palace for him where he can spend the summers. It is believed that Sultan Selim II called his palace Tarabiye which means "pleasure", and the name of the neighbourhood (Tarabya) has derived from the name of this palace.

Besides its historical monuments, Tarabya is famous for its seafood restaurants, bistros and nightclubs.

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Sights

  • Church of Aya Paraskevi
  • Fountain of Sultan Mahmud II
  • Fountain of Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan
  • Tarabya Cultural Academy, former summer residence of the German Embassy
  • Huber Mansion (currently used as the Presidential residence in Istanbul)
  • Yalı of Hristaki Zoğrafos
  • Yalı of Prince Ypsilantis (later summer residence of the French Embassy)
  • Grand Tarabya Hotel (built on the former site of the historic Tokatlıyan Tarabya Hotel)
  • Education

    Lycée Français Pierre Loti d'Istanbul and Tarabya British Schools both have high school campuses in Tarabya.

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    References

    Tarabya Wikipedia


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