Built in 1880, this is İstanbul's largest Greek Orthodox church and has a small but loyal congregation. Attacked during the appalling...
Its avowed purpose is to discover emerging artists and make unique artworks accessible to all, and since opening in Tophane in 2012...
Amazing views and a deep house soundtrack are the draws at this rooftop venue above the Fitaş Cinema.
We're not surprised this vegetarian cafe has a loyal following. Its interior is comfortable and stylish, with a glassed courtyard and...
İstiklal Caddesi 8 · interesting places nearby
Akbank Art information
Turkey's big banks and philanthropic trusts vie to be seen as the greatest sponsor of the arts. İstiklal is a showcase for their generosity, and with this venue Akbank joins ARTER in offering a stage for the city's thriving arts scene. It has an art gallery, performance hall, dance studio and arts library.
The centre is the venue for the Akbank-sponsored İstanbul Jazz and Short Film Festivals as well as for performances by the Akbank Chamber Orchestra. It also publishes the Contemporary Art Map İstanbul, a handy bi-monthly guide to art events around town. This is available at cafes, design shops and galleries, or online through its website.