Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

No one understands nostalgia better than Orhan Pamuk. In his saga of love and loss, The Museum of Innocence , and in his museum of the same name , all eyes are on the objects which are the symbols of a life which has passed, never to return again. Nostalgia to most conjures up contrived images for...

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Find over 2,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern history in the city’s museums. From Sufism to photography, Istanbul is full of cultural marvels.

Everyone knows about Istanbul’s ‘Must Sees,’ and we’ve written extensively about the city’s ‘Must Eats,’ but there are also some things that we think you really ought to do when in Istanbul. Here’s a few of our suggestions, but we’d love to hear yours. Please tell us your ‘Must Dos’ using the...

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Discover Istanbul’s arts & culture scene with exhibition reviews, museums, concerts, interviews with artists, and contemporary art news.

We bet your kids have already started the tormented countdown back to school. They’re sitting at home, dreading the coming school year. Why not give them something to keep themselves busy, and actually enjoy their last few weeks before the new school semester begins? We have the perfect blend of...

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A short walk from the bustling Ali Suavi Sokak, referred to by locals as “The Artist’s Square,” Art Sequoia is a newly opened ceramics studio that adds another layer of creativity to this neighborhood. Walking down the street, bright and eccentric ceramic pieces immediately capture your attention and it is impossible not to peek inside to see the hand-crafted personality and details of these objects. Rabia Özdemir Tokat, the owner of Art Sequoia, characterizes her space as a not only a shop but also a workshop space and art gallery. Her motivation for opening the store is to reach people who seek to use art as a form of rehabilitation or therapy, and she invites anyone to participate in one of her ceramics workshop sessions.

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