Taksim district, where the heart of Istanbul beats, and Istiklal Avenue around 2,5 km long avenue, Galata and Karaköy districts. It is full of marvellous buildings sharing various stories from history with splendid Art Nouveau architectural designs. The pedestrianized road thronged with shisha bistros, Turkish tea houses and, in particular, a portion of the city’s reputable art institutions: Galeri Zilberman, SALT Galata. Turkey’s art world from the 19th century to the current day, Abidin Dino, Ara Güler and other prominent Turkish artists who have got popularity lately. Çiçek Pasajı, one of the oldest entertainments area in Istiklal Street. Best place for Turkish raki, mezes and some music since 1876. Saint Antoine Church (1763) and its fascinating architecture. Asmalı Mescit: One of the most colorful and entertaining areas in the modern city with its concept bars, pubs and cafes.
Many passages dating back to XIXth century. See the shortest and the second oldest underground subway in the world and descent to Karaköy , a very popular district that connect also the Asian part.