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- 98%Local Culture
- 80%History Buffs
- 78%Nightlife Lovers
- 70%Art & Design Lovers
- 60%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (47)
- BeyoğluMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Nov 01, 2013
Awesome place to hang out, eat, shop and drink! I am always in or around Istiklal street and Beyoglu because there is always something to do and there are always people around. Beyoglu is around Istiklal stretching down to the Galata tower and around there. You will know when you are in Beyoglu because the buildings will start to look more european. This area is also known as Pera (from the old Genoese colony).
- BeyoğluMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Hip, slick and cool and yet culturally refined and somehow restrained, this neighborhood is just about as fun as it gets. Hubbly bubbly joints out the yin yang, live music, clubs, discos, hammams and cafes - what more could you want?
- BeyoğluMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 16, 2013
When I first moved to Istanbul, I thought Beyoglu referred to the entire north end of the city. I soon discovered that the name was more reserved for everything between Galata Bridge and Sisli. Within that area, however, you'll find more of the living, breathing and modern city. The heart of it all is Taksim, the giant square from which radiates the bus system and metro. Taksim is also the beginning of Istiklal Caddesi, the pedestrian street lined with shops, restaurants and cafes for over a mile. Pera was the old diplomatic quarter and today is home to many of the best hotels and restaurants. Ernest Hemingway once stayed at the Buyuk Londres hotel while covering the Turkish War of Independence. Tunel is right next to Pera and has many of the trendiest restaurants and clubs, including Babylon and Otto. The neighborhood gets its name from the furnicular train that runs down the hill to Karakoy. Galata is the neighborhood surrounding Galata tower. It used to be extremely run down and dangerous but has since become something of an artists haven. Karakoy is the port along the Golden Horn at the north end of Galata Bridge. The entire Bosphorus coastline from here is quite scenic with many old buildings and Istanbul Modern, the art museum.
- BeyoğluOct 16, 2013
In the 1800s this was the European section of Istanbul. Embassies were built here, foreign merchants lived here, and they shopped at the posh boutiques along the Grande Rue de Péra, now called Istiklal Caddesi. Today Beyoğlu is enjoying a cultural and architectural revival, and the embassies are now consulates, and Istiklal Caddesi is a popular pedestrian mall filled with people day and night. The pedestrian avenue and its side streets boast lots of nightlife: chic cafe-bars, bistros, restaurants and music clubs.
- BeyoğluAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 07, 2013
Located on the European side of Istanbul, Beyoglu is the entertainment district of the city, with its main concentration on Istikal Avenue. The main action surely takes place there, but don't miss out on the charming cobblestone streets next to Galata Tower. There are plenty of local Turkish eateries and tea houses, as well as the occasional Turkish boutiques selling exquisite rugs, ceramics and other Turkish delights.
- BeyoğluAug 25, 2012
The area around Taksim Square and where all the nightlife seems to be. Even if your not up for the party, it's worth visiting during the day, great shops and restaurants. This seems to be where the living, breathing part of the city really is.
- BeyoğluAug 05, 2012
Beyoğlu is a district located on the European side of İstanbul, Turkey, separated from the old city (historic peninsula of Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. It was known as Pera (meaning "Across" in Greek) during the Middle Ages, and this name remained in common use until the early 20th century and the establishment of the Turkish Republic.The district encompasses other neighborhoods located north of the Golden Horn, including Galata (the medieval Genoese citadel from which Beyoğlu itself originated, which today is known as Karaköy), Tophane, Cihangir, Şişhane, Tepebaşı, Tarlabaşı, Dolapdere and Kasımpaşa, and is connected to the old city center across the Golden Horn through the Galata Bridge and Unkapanı Bridge. Beyoğlu is the most active art, entertainment and night life centre of Istanbul.