Location: Galata, Beyoglu (Pera), Taksim, Istanbul
Nearest Places: Galata Tower , Galata Bridge , Galata Mevlevihanesi,
Istiklal Street , Taksim Square
SURROUNDINGS AND SETTINGS
The Old town
Galata and Beyoglu (Pera) are two of the oldest districts of
Istanbul . There are plenty of historical buildings, churches,
mosques, synagogues, and old embassy buildings in this
neighbourhood, a neighbourhood which has been associated with the
foreigners living in the city for many centuries. The Galata Tower,
Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque, Galata Mevlevihanesi (the lodge used by
Whirling Mevlevi Dervishes / Sufis) and the Tophane Cannon Foundry
are only a few that are not more than 5-10 minutes walk from the
From our apartment, one can also reach the Sultanahmet area (where
the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are located) in
ca. 20 minutes using the new tram line from Karakoy, though some of
our guests prefer to wander to Sultanahmet via Karakoy, the Galata
Bridge and Eminönü where the Egyptian Spice Market is located.
The Dolmabahce Palace is another historical sight that one can reach
either on foot or by the tram from Tophane.
Downtown (Shopping & Entertainment)
The apartment is less than 5 minutes walk from Istiklal Street and
15-20 minutes walk from Taksim Square, which can be considered the
heart of Istanbul, where the major culture & art centres, theatre
and movie halls are located, with many charming cafes, restaurants,
and stores...By staying in a building located in a residential
street of Beyoglu, you can easily join in the night life of Istanbul
whilst avoiding the noise and crowds.
Metro City , Kanyon and Cevahir shopping malls are within 10-15
minutes from Taksim square using the new metro line .
Coast & Boats
10 minutes walk from our apartment will take you to the Karakoy Port
where boats leave to the Kadıköy and Üsküdar districts on the Asian
shore of Istanbul . It is also very easy to go by tram from Karaköy
or funicular from Taksim to the fast ferry port in Kabatas to reach
the Princes' Islands . Please go to
Some hospitals in the neighbourhood are Avusturya Sen Jorj Hospital
(Private) , Taksim State Hospital (Public) and the German Hospital
Taksim Cruising Park, Tophane Tea Gardens and Fındıklı Coast
A variety of public transportation services are available at Taksim
Square and Karakoy.