Once called the Grand Rue de Pera but renamed İstiklal (Independence) in the early years of the Republic, Beyoğlu's premier boulevard is...
Back when promenading down the Rue de Pera (now İstiklal Caddesi) was the height of fashion, the Cité de Pera building was İstanbul's...
Opposite the grandiose entrance to the 1868 Galatasaray Lycée, one of the city's most prestigious educational institutions, is this...
The gig-goers among the lively multinational crowd here gravitate towards the upstairs bilevel performance hall, which hosts Turkish...
Despite their long and much-vaunted tradition in the city, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find meyhanes serving good food....
Kartal Sokak 6a · interesting places nearby
A tranquil bolthole in the midst of İstiklal's mayhem, Urban is where the preclub crowd congregates at night and where many of them can be found kicking back over a coffee during the day. The vaguely Parisienne interior is a clever balance of grunge and glamour.