• Smashed

    Smashed

    This London-based juggling, theater, and circus show has been performed in over 40 countries and will be coming to Istanbul from January 24-30.
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  • Mr. Knight's World Band Receiver

    Mr. Knight's World Band Receiver

    Jasper de Beijer's combination of scale models and carefully-assembled tableaux tests the visual perception of the audience.
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  • Exhibitions to See This Week

    Exhibitions to See This Week

    Our favorite exhibitions in the city right now... catch them before it's too late!
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  • The Guide is Out!

    The Guide is Out!

    The Guide Istanbul's January / February issue is out now!
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  • Istanbul's Cats and Where to Find Them

    Istanbul's Cats and Where to Find Them

    Istanbul wouldn’t be complete without a group of residents who pay no taxes, eat from the floor, and like to rub against strangers’ legs… but don’t worry, these are Istanbul’s street cats.
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Restaurants & Cafes

Best Historic Muhallebici in Istanbul (Top 7)

Going out just to eat pudding may seem unusual to the newly arrived in Istanbul, but it’s a common feature of the local culinary landscape and ... Read More »

New In Our Listings

Kantin
When Şemsa Denizsel opened Kantin in 2002, she planned it as a modest neighborhood lunch spot. Of ... Read More »

Rudolf

A Gastronomic Delight Opens in Karaköy   The newly opened Rudolf is found within the 10 Karaköy Hotel, which is ... Read More »

 

Old Java | coffee n'brew
Tucked away on a small side street near Galata Tower, Old Java is your classic urban cafe and ... Read More »

Hotels

The Historic Hotels of the Orient Express

The glamor and mystique of the Orient Express have had such a lasting legacy, not just on the cultural landscape of Istanbul, but on its physical ... Read More »

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Juliet | Rooms & Kitchen
Juliet Rooms & Kitchen, tucked away from Asian Istanbul's vibrant center and located on a ... Read More »
The Public Hotel
Located in the heart of Istanbul, on Istiklal Street, The Public Hotel makes a statement with ... Read More »

Nightlife

This Week's Agenda Highlights

Have you ever noticed that our heartbeats mimic the music we listen to? If so, our advice is to keep the music loud! Here are some recommendations ... Read More »

New In Our Listings

PoP
PoP plays favorites from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, appealing to large crowds that fill the ... Read More »
U2 Istanbul Irish Pub
A particularly small pub that is often raved about for its cozy atmosphere by its frequenters who ... Read More »

Arts & Entertainment

!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival 2015

The !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival , founded in 2001, hosts around 80,000 dedicated viewers and renowned filmmakers from all ... Read More »

New In Our Listings

Atatürk Kitaplığı
As an institution, this library has been open since 1939, although it only moved to its current ... Read More »
Hisart - The Live History and Diorama Museum
Hisart reflects the efforts, patience and vision of businessman and artisan Nejat ... Read More »

Shopping

Beetroot / Pancar

At this time of year, the sun-reliant vegetables of summer seem almost whimsical and underdressed. Now is the time for the hardy winter vegetable to ... Read More »

New In Our Listings

Kantin
When Şemsa Denizsel opened Kantin in 2002, she planned it as a modest neighborhood lunch spot. Of ... Read More »
Hamleys
Capturing the imaginations of children with its wide range of toys, exclusive merchandise and ... Read More »

Lifestyle

Best Barbers & Haircuts of Istanbul

Unless they have dreadlocks or live a life of self-sufficiency in Belgrad Forest, most long-term visitors to Istanbul will feel the pressing need ... Read More »

Istanbul101

The Five Best Istanbul Apps

Nothing beats a good travel companion with insider knowledge, but here are some handy digital helpers that will make your Istanbul experience a ... Read More »

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