Tarabya

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Tarabya, historical summer residence of the German ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
Grand Tarabya Hotel on the Bosphorus

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.

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.[1]

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.[2]

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

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Education[edit]

Lycée Français Pierre Loti d'Istanbul and Tarabya British Schools both have high school campuses in Tarabya.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bachmann, Martin: Tarabya. Alman Büyükelçisi'nin Boğaziçi'ndeki Tarihi Yazlık Rezidansının Tarihçesi ve Gelişimi. Alman Arkeoloji Enstitüsü ve Ege Yayınları, Istanbul 2003. ISBN 975-8070-65-7
  • Türker, Orhan: Therapia´dan Tarabya´ya. Boğaz´ın Diplomatlar Köyünün Hikayesi. Sel Yayıncılık, Istanbul 2006. ISBN 975-570-275-X
  1. ^ Pears, (2004), p.253
  2. ^ Tarabya Istanbul Info
  3. ^ "Contact." Lycée Français Pierre Loti d'Istanbul. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. "Adresse: Haydar Aliyev Caddesi n°128" and "Adresse: Tomtom Kaptan Sok. Beyoğlu"
  4. ^ "Tarabya British Schools Contact". tarabyabritishschools.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11. Şalcıkır Caddesi No: 44, Tarabya / Sarıyer / İstanbul 

Coordinates: 41°08′N 29°03′E / 41.133°N 29.050°E / 41.133; 29.050

Useful Links[edit]

http://www.sariyer.bel.tr/anasayfa