Istanbul - Beyoglu (Chapter)
This is the Beyoğlu chapter from Lonely Planet's Istanbul guidebook.
Built around the major boulevard of İstiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu incorporates a mix of bohemian residential districts such as Çukurcuma and Cihangir, bustling entertainment enclaves such as Asmalımescit and historically rich pockets such as Galata and Karaköy that have morphed into hipster central.
- visiting cultural centres such as İstanbul Modern, SALT Beyoğlu, ARTER, and SALT Galata to see why international artists, collectors and critics think that İstanbul has one of the world’s most exciting visual-art scenes.
- sampling the sights, smells and flavours in the historic Balık Pazarı
- seeing dervishes whirl in a 15th-century semahane (whirling-dervish hall)
at the Galata Mevlevi Museum
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Walking Tour, Eating, Sleeping, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sports & Activities and Shopping.
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