What to Do in Istanbul

Take a vessel to the Princes’ Islands In the event that the high temperature and noise of the city get to be a lot of why not take a ship over to the Princes’ Islands? With no autos permitted, the islands are an awesome reprieve from the movement of Istanbul. On Heybeliada, various great fish restaurants line the front, and …

Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge is one of my favourite places to walk and watch the sunset. Lots of foreigners that I’ve been met, told me how they fell in love with this marvellous place too. So I will give you some useful informations about both historical places and social life to save your time through the bridge stretched across the Golden Horn, …

Explore Karaköy: Istanbul’s new trendy neighbourhood

Once a thriving port, Karaköy fell on hard times in the 20th century, and magnificent commercial edifices were divided into workshops. The opening of the nearby Istanbul Modern art gallery in 2004 sparked a renaissance that has gained momentum in the past couple of years. Now, hardware stores rub shoulders with galleries, restaurants and boutiques, creating a dynamic blend of …

Places to Visit: Cihangir

Cihangir is a hip place and located in the Beyoglu district, also nearby the Istiklal Street that can be easily reached in 5 mins from the avenue. Actually, in spite of this closing situation, these places are way too different. Cihangir is a chic place with its elegant cafes, stylish restaurants which provide a wide range of different dinner options, …

Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı)

If you are the type of person who like shopping, discovering or turning upside down the historical places, Grand Bazaar is a perfect place for you. Grand Bazaar is definitely the place that you can loose yourself while you are discovering and shopping inside. It is hauntingly beautiful, enormously big and reflecting the historical bazaar culture with its colourful streets …

Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı) Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar or Misir Carsisi. This is one of the oldest and precious bazaar in Istanbul even in Turkey. It was built in 17th century, located in the Eminonu quarter of the Fatih district. Spice Bazaar is a very popular market both for locals and foreigners because of being second …

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is Turkey’s modern first museum, hosting modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It was founded in 2004 and located at the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern connects world-wide artists and their works to art lovers. Many works of imagination ranging from painting and sculpture to video and installation is …

The Republic Monument

The Republic Monument I gave you some information about Taksim Square and briefly mention about Istiklal Caddesi before. Also you can find some places information such as St.Antuan Church and Galata Tower if you check it out past two postings before this one. Republic Monument or Cumhuriyet Anıtı is a remarkable monument which located in Taksim Square and it is …

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence The Museum of Innocence (Turkish: Masumiyet Müzesi) is a museum in the Çukurcuma neighbourhood of the Beyoğlu district in Istanbul, Turkey. In 1990s famous Nobel winner author Orhan Pamuk decided to create the museum in conjunction with his novel which is about love and set between 1974 and the early 2000s, and characterised life in Istanbul …

St. Antuan Church

St. Antuan Church St. Anthony of Padua Church, also known as the Sant’Antonio di Padova Church, is the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on Istiklal Street in the Beyoglu district and  one of the most important Catholic churches in Istanbul, and has the largest community following its masses. The original St.Anthont of …