Looking for a weekend retreat or a barber shop? The Guide Istanbul offers the best beauty care in the city: top Istanbul spas, and the best historical hammams.

Located in a 16th century historical building that forms part of the Kılıç Ali Paşa complex, which also comprises of a mosque, a medrese, a türbe, and a fountain, this hamam exudes class from the outside in. The complex was commissioned by Kiliç Ali Paşa, an Italian slave turned Grand Admiral of...

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Still admired and popular after 600 years, İznik pottery is a precious handcraft in Turkey and a heritage to be protected. This craft get its name from where it’s practiced, İznik, a town near Bursa. İznik tiles have embellished the walls of mosques, hamams, and Ottoman palaces for centuries and...

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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

Fasuli, located in Karaköy, takes its name from one of the most popular dishes on the menu, kurufasulye (stewed beans) that is commonly served with pilav (rice). The fasulye — slow-cooked in copper pots and following Fasuli's secret recipe — is really the star of the show, and the juicy sauce has...

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Concerned with artistic values rather than commercial concerns, Daire Sanat is an art gallery that aims to support contemporary and independent artworks. The gallery showcases solo exhibitions as well as conceptually-focused exhibitions that question cultural and social issues. For more information...

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DEPO is a cultural debate center that serves as a discussion platform for artists, artist collectives, civic and cultural organizations from Turkey, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, and the Balkans. Established in January 2009 by Anadolu Kültür, a non-profit organization in Turkey, the center...

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PG Art Gallery has been hosting established contemporary Turkish artists since 1993 when it was established by PırışGüleşçi Arıkonmaz. More recently, the gallery began to stage contemporary artworks of Turkish and foreign artists in addition to supporting up-and-coming artists. The gallery’s...

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Learn more about Istanbul’s culinary scene. Our reviews answer your “where to eat, drink, and party” questions  with the best restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs in Istanbul.

Peymane revolves around the ocakbaşı tradition of Turkish cuisine (a meat restaurant with an open grill in the middle). Housed in a 5-storey historical building, the restaurant includes an indoor-seating area, a garden facing the historical facade of what used to be a French orphanage, and a bar. A...

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Antrepo is a complex made up of four buildings previously used as warehouses at the Salıpazarı Harbor in the district of Tophane. The buildings have been used as venues for Istanbul Biennials, and Antrepo 3 was considered the most successful venue of the 10th biennial. Antrepo 3 has housed major...

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311artworks promotes young artists and provides an alternative space for people to interact with art. They aim to discover young artists and bring them to light within the contemporary art scene. The gallery positions itself as an alternative to the approach of traditional galleries, offering...

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Galeri Mcrd focuses on digital arts and encourages the increasing use of digital technologies in the contemporary art scene. The gallery delivers a novel perspective with various new media techniques such as digital painting, photography, video, animation, sound, and Internet art. Directions: From...

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Iksel Decorative Arts and Design is a company known for their opulent wallpapers and panels, which carry unique prints and designs, bringing an elegant touch to any interior. The products are printed on non-woven paper and look more like hand-painted frescos. The designs are hand-painted, then...

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This elegant, evocative exhibition hall is sponsored by Turkey’s premiere fine arts university, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University). Not far from the Bosphorus waterfront, the renovated 15 th century cannon foundry was home to the industry that gave the...

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Literally meaning nothing, Hiç is anything but. Hiç is a home decor and crafts store that carries a range of furniture that feels contemporary yet still tied to traditional orgins. That is, Hiç Contemporary Crafts offers furniture and accessories with a unique aesthetic that you'll probably not...

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