Mama Shelter


Istanbul is a city who gathers 1000 years of history and the meeting of two civilizations. If you have a taste for adventure and discoveries, you won’t regret this destination. To enjoy the most of your stay on the Bosporus without getting caught in tourist traps, you can rely on MAMA. She knows the place very well.

MAMA says let’s eat

You like us, for sure, but you want to try another restaurant ? You will find all the typical Turkish meals combined with a gastronomic savoir-faire at Flamingo or Munferit, or again Yakup 2, Lokal, Morro, Ara Cafe, Big Chefs, Kantin, Savoy, Cuppa, Journey...

MAMA says go out

If you feel like having a drink in one of the wonderful streets of the city, you can get to the Flamingo. If you rather are in a rooftop mood, just try the 360° and of course, the MAMA SHELTER. Besides, the Nardis Jazz Club or the Araf Café will fulfill live music lovers.

MAMA says educate yourself

You want to stay in your room enjoying the design by Starck? We understand, but do not forget to go and discover the city. Istanbul is famous for being the realm of thousand years of history. So many stories are written on every wall and on every people’s faces. You may love to visit St Sophia, the bazar, the archeological museums or Istanbul Modern, the city is full of surprises for every tastes.

MAMA says let’s shop

Are you looking for something very typical, or something new ? Don't miss our shop ! But your should also definitely try the Grand Bazaar and its 4000 shops! But we warn you, you’ll get best prices only if you negotiate.

MAMA says don’t miss

The Topkapi Palace will certainly amaze you. It is located over the Golden Horn, Marmara and the Bosporus. If you are looking for something less usual, try the Yerebatan. Finally, you can save some time to take a cruise to the Prince islands and take a bath in Turquoise water of the Marmara Sea.

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Istanbul Guide

Mama Shelter Istanbul is ideally located at 50 Istiklal Street, the pedestrianised street in the Beyoğlu district right in the centre of Istanbul, a popular 19th century upmarket neighbourhood that is today enjoying a wonderful resurgence. This is the soul of Istanbul: streets thronged with thousands of people and filled with art galleries, theatres, cinemas and trendy bars and restaurants.
It is also well connected, just 30 minutes from the airport and near metro line 2 and the historic tram.
Mama has made its home between Asia and Europe, at the centre of the modern world.

Huseyin Ağa Mahallesi
İstiklal Caddesi No:50-54
T +90 212 252 01 00
F +90 212 252 01 01

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Istanbul is a city that buzzes, oozes culture, invites you to travel and will definitely leave you breathless. Mama will help you discover it to the full: the most typical places, the historical corners, designer boutiques, galleries, the best bars and restaurants... We'll help you to see Istanbul eyes wide open and head full of stars.

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They do not use traditional menus. The chef will cook with what he has fresh and seasonal. Every day a new list, every day something fresh!

(0212) 252 6884


Kemankeş Cd No:35, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


Another member of the up and coming Karaköy neighborhood, Bej Karaköy Restaurant offers an art-deco interior style with a European demeanor in its outside terrace where all the chairs face the road like a cafe in Paris. With a light menu of daily soups accompanied by sandwiches and salads and other warm snack-like dishes...

(0212) 251 7195


Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mh., 34420 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Yakup 2

Yakup is one of the best and most famous taverns of Istanbul, which have hundreds of frequenters. The restaurant have a intellectual client profile in addition to its tasteful mezzes diversity accompanied with Rakı... Reservation is required, especially at the weekend.

(0212) 249 2925


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Asmalı Mescit Cd No:35, Istanbul

Asmali Cavit

(0212) 292 4950


Asmalimescit Cad. No16/D, Beyoglu, Istanbul


As you can guess from its name, full of Turkish mezes in different styles. With its white table clothes, it is one of the nice places to try the Turkish rakı.

(0212) 251 3234


Meşrutiyet Caddesi 83/b, Şişhane, Istanbul


Here, you can have all the Turkish mezzes which you may imagine. Though there are a lot of arrangements at the bar to take the attention of the neighborhood, the tavern identity remains the same.

(0212) 244 0628


Kılıçali Paşa Mh., Şimşirci Sk No:6, Istanbul


For those who are addicted to health, well, here you may find vegetable and fruit juice coupled together! It's not just apple or organce juice, there is a diversity of 40 kind of cocktails. Menu is full of healthy food as well.. Ideal For breakfast!

(0212) 249 5723


Cihangir Mh., Yeni Yuva Sk No:22, 34433 İstanbul

Susam Cafe

The restaurant was a patisserie before its revision, which is now a neighborhood lounge bar. Since it's so rare in Turkey, you can enjoy the opportunity to have one around.

(021)2 2515995


Susam Sok, No:11 | Cihangir, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34433

White Mill

From pancake to pasta, meat to desserts you can find everything here! Moreover, in addition to their fully-organic meals, all the dishes are cooked and served as you make them at home.

(0212) 292 2895


Pürtelaş Hasan Efendi Mh., 34427 Beyoğlu/Istanbul


With the full menu, you can start your day with your breakfast and finish the day with diner without going out of this place… All the dishes are prepared with the organic materials and totally natural. Even the bread is made in-house. Briefly, if you search both for health and taste, Journey is the right address to go.

(0212) 244 8989


Piyalepaşa Mh., Akarsu Sk No:21, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


Serves Turkish mezzes and mainly fish dishes for a reasonable price.

(0212) 249 3382


Adnan Saygun Caddesi No: 66, 34347 Ulus, İstanbul


It's a place where you will have love at first sight with the homemade pizzas and the atmosphere! Local Turkish wines from the island of Bozcaada is being served.

(0212) 249 0048


Kuloğlu Mh., Turnacıbaşı Cd No:49, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


Morro has a menu with a wide range of wines in addition to their 20 different types of Pizzas cooked in wood fire. Their suggestion after dinner is their home-made limoncello.

(0212) 292 2550


İstiklal Cad./kumbaracı Yokuşu Sk No:6, Tünel/Istanbul


The chefs of Lokal are from Thailand. Possible to find Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Mexican and Lebanese cuisine It's one of the most known places of the city which have a bohemian and minimal style.

(0212) 245 5743


Asmalı Mescit Mh., İstiklal Cd No:186, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Pera Thai

Pera Thai is the Istanbul branch of the Bua Khao restaurant of Cairo. To discover another interesting corner of Beyoğlu, Pera Thai, awarded "The Chosen Restaurant" by Thailand Commerce Ministry since 2006, is one of the best ways to eat good food at a good price.

(0212) 245 5726


Evliya Çelebi Mh., Meşrutiyet Cd No:74, 34421 Beyoğlu/istanbul

Miss Pizza

All the pizzas are cooked in the big wood oven in front of your eyes and very delicious. The prices are also average and agreeable.


Evliya Çelebi Mah., Meşrutiyet Cd Tepe Han D:86/a, Şişhane/İstanbul

Big Chefs

The menu is a modern reinterpret of the world cuisine and traditional Turkish cuisine. You should try…

(0212) 251 7180


Meşrutiyet Caddesi 176, Şişhane, Istanbul


From breakfast to fajitas, vegetarian menu to diet menu, you can find everything you search for here! You can try one of the special cocktails while you are waiting for your pizza…

(0212) 291 2692


Abdi İpekçi Caddesi n°32, Istanbul

Den Cafe

You should try the breakfast even though there are lots of other specialties from world cuisine. Try them all with the calmness of the white decoration and sweet little tables.

(0212) 224 2470


Mim Kemal Öke cad. 1/d, Nişantaşı, Istanbul


The menu has a cave of 2000 wines and great range of charcuterie products with a percept of "signature catering". For those who love to taste, Delicatessen is the right address to have "good food". Don't forget to reserve your table before you go.

(0212) 225 0604


Şişli Mim Kemal Öke Cd No:19, İstanbul


The food we serve at Kantin as ‘New Istanbul Cuisine’. It’s based on the heritage of Istanbul which is a melting pot of cultures, thanks to Greeks, Armenians, Jews and Turks who have all contributed to it throughout the history. There is such a distinction as Istanbul cuisine, which is the most refined of what is known as Turkish cuisine.

(0212) 219 31 14


Akkavak Sokağı 30, 34365 Nişantaşı İstanbul


Basic Turkish food is delicious (think savory grilled meats and eggplant a million ways), but after a while, your taste buds beg you to branch out. Luckily, the entire south-eastern swath of the country, has a rich culinary history that's easy to explore without ever leaving Istanbul.

(0212) 292 1100


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Minare Sk No:21, 34000 İstanbul


Incontestably, Zübeyir Ocakbaşı is one of the best kebab restaurants of the city. The fame of its meats have already been known so let's try the amazing salads as well.

(0212) 293 3951


İstiklal cad. Bekar sok. No:28 Beyoğlu/İstanbul


Mavra, one of the hidden heavens of Istanbul, gives you the French atmosphere with its little table and chairs in front of the door. It's an enjoyable place with a design corner and a shuffle of local and international nostalgic hits.

(0212) 252 7488


Şahkulu Mah., Serdarı Ekrem Sk 31/A, Galata/İstanbul


53 years of history... An atmosphere where you can drink, try Turkish traditional mezze. You can also enjoy eating outside in Summer.

(0212) 243 2834


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Sofyalı Sk No:6, Istanbul


Date Designer's Corner is hosting three different designers in every corner. On the other side, you can taste the delicious Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with the fresh food.

(0212) 243 8127


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Ensiz Sk No:1, 34340 İstanbul


Offering an authentic culinary experience of the Vietnamese cuisine, Cochine is a bit of a hidden but cool and funky restaurant with a mostly foreign clientele. Open for lunch & dinner.

(0212) 243 92 81


Tomtom Mah., Camcı Fevzi Sok. Kumbaracı Yokuşu Kumbaracı 50 Binası 36/A, Cihangir/İstanbul


The food reflects a connection with the land and the seasons that was never lost in Turkey, despite the country’s rapid modernization and urbanization. And while the menu at Gram is also undeniably contemporary, it’s nothing fancy.

(0212) 243 10 48




Giritli is an authentic place, located in an old traditional Turkish house. You can find the great examples of Turkish mezes and fish dishes.

(0212) 458 2270


Süleymaniye Mh., İstanbul Ünv. No:8, Fatih, Istanbul

Sabahattin Balıkçısı

Balıkçı Sabahattin is the proof that you can eat good fish away from Bosphorous as well. The reservation is obligation.

(0212) 458 1824


Cankurtaran Mh., Seyit Hasan Sk No:50, Fatih, Istanbul


Since 1970, Hamdi Restaurant is presenting delicious examples of Southeast cuisine to Istanbulloites. You should also enjoy watching the Istanbul ferries with the crowd of the port while eating your dinner on the terrace.

(0212) 528 0390


Rüstem Paşa Mh., Kalçin Sk No:17, Fatih, Istanbul


If you want to taste the real traditional cuisine of Southeast of Turkey, Develi is the best address. Since 1912, they still have the same quality…

(0212) 529 08 33


Gümüşyüzük Sk. No:7 Samatya / İstanbul


In a short period of time, it became one of Istanbul's preferred cute boutique restaurants. You can eat fresh fish, cooked in different styles.

(0212) 252 48 53


Serdar-i Ekrem Sokak 2, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Ara Cafe

Ara cafe have a warm atmosphere with its wooden tables and colorful glass door. The place, where most of the film-makers use to go, is full of the tasteful specialties of Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine. Place is owned by the famous photographer ara Güler.

(0212) 245 4105


Tomtom Mh. 34433 Beyoğlu / Istanbul

Şimdi Cafe

This chic, quiet cafe is called Simdi (Now) and it is the first floor of a very trendy old Pera building. The interior is well decorated and so much relaxing than having your coffee in Markiz Passage

(0212) 252 5443


Asmalı Mescit Mah., Asmalı Mescit Sk Atlas Apt. No:5, İstiklal / Istanbul

Emine Ana Tantuni

The special taste of Emine Ana's tantunis come from the veal meat. The concassé meat is served by red pepper, parsley, onion and tomatos. Emine Ana is the meeting venue of the people after night clubs.

(0212) 2928430


Katip Çelebi Mh., Billurcu Sk No:1, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Nardis Jazz Bar

A real jazz club with a great diversity of artists, musicians… You can experience the club comfort while you are listening a concert or watching a performance.

(0212) 244 6327


Bereketzade Mh., 34420 Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Kiki Bar & Club

Kiki is an internationally known gastro-pub in the heart of Istanbul. They host DJs minimum 4 nights of the week. The garden is also very nice for the summer.

(0212) 243 5373


Katip Çelebi Mh., Sıraselviler Cd No:42, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


MiniMüzikhol has been launched to assist those good old deprived souls who want to experience some subculture first-hand. We are also musical wanderers, and would be very excited to be subjected to your take on music, be it recorded or performed. Get in touch!

(0212) 245 1718


Cihangir Mh., Soğancı Sk No:1, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


In this new restaurant/bar/club, the interiors take on an industrial yet elegant atmosphere with wood, iron and steel detailing. The ground floor boasts a more lounge-y vibe, while the top floor is perfect for sit-down dinners.

(0212) 252 5204


İstiklal Cd Mısır Apt. No:163, İstiklal/İstanbul


With its motto ‘’Good Food, Good Music’’ Otto became one of the trendsetting venues. Today Otto is at your service as Restaurant, Cafe, Bar and Night Club

(0212) 252 6588


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Şehbender Sk No:5, Istanbul


You can enjoy dancing, good music and good beer. You can see people from all the ages enjoying the dance music.

(212) 252 59 52


Asmalı Mescit Mh., 34430 Beyoğlu/Istanbul


(533) 774 7460


Tomtom Mah., Akarsu Sk No:2, Beyoğlu Merkez/Istanbul


Turkey’s leading live music venue. Babylon presents a monthly program featuring eclectic selections from jazz to reggae, world music to electronica, Latin to Turkish vibes as well as indie pop and rock acts.

(0212) 292 7368


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Şehbender Sk No:3, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


A wide performans hall that hosts concerts, dance nights, DJ performances, theathres and many more..

(0212) 244 4499


Tomtom Mh., Kaymakam Reşat Bey Sk No:11, Istanbul


Mainly electronic music with live DJ shows, visuals and bands.

(0212) 244 8567


Tomtom Mh., Akarsu Sk No:2, 34433 Istanbul

Salon IKSV

Salon hosts classical, jazz, rock, alternative and world music concerts, theatre and dance performances along with panels and conferences.

(0212) 334 0752


Evliya Çelebi Mh., Sadi Konuralp Cd No:5, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Love Dance Point (Gay club)

Love Dance Point is a prime gay/hetero friendly club in Istanbul.

(0212) 296 3358


Ergenekon Mh., Hastane Sk No:1, 80270, İstanbul

Tek Yön (Gay club)

A real gay club with great animations and show during the week..

(0212) 252 53 76


Aşık Veysel Mh., 34704 Ataşehir/Istanbul Province

Babylon Lounge

Babylon Lounge welcomes you on back street of Babylon with its happy hours before concerts, after parties, a wide diversity of DJ sets and renewed cocktail menu.

(0212) 245 3800


Asmalı Mescit Mh., Jurnal Sk No:4, 80040 Istanbul


Besides the cocktails and the tapas menu of Biber, you can taste the sushi's of "Ninja Sushi" at the bar.

(0212) 231 4105


Harbiye Mh., 34367 Şişli/Istanbul

Bunka Restaurant

The Japanese restaurant Café Bunka located at the entrance floor of Japanese Culture Center, offers a real Japanese ambiance to its guests with their food culture.

 +90 212 251 15 80


Istiklal Cad. Ana Cesme Sok. No:3 34435 Beyoglu Istanbul

Ataturk Library

The Atatürk public library is situated on a sloping site with an excellent view of the Bosphorus.

(0212) 249 9565


Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Gumussuyu/Taksim, Istanbul

Robinson Bookstore

You may find all kind of books, especially art, design, language and photography books, guides, magazines.

(0212) 293 6968


Tomtom Mh., İstiklal Cd No:195, 34433 Istanbul

D&R Music&Bookstore

Magazines, Turkish and foreign books, electronics, hobby products, prestige books and wide collection of international music CD's and DVD's...

(0212) 243 9904


Katip Çelebi Mh., İstiklal Cd No:55, 34435 Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Mephisto Bookstore

A stationary shop with a wide collection of books, magazines, music CDs, DVDs and many others.

(0212) 249 06 96


İstiklal Cd No:125, İstiklal/Istanbul

Galeri Non Gallery

NON is devoted to artists who embrace non disciplinary art practices – resulting in new languages and artistic experiences.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-18.00, Monday by appointment.

(0212) 249 8774


İstiklal Caddesi Mısır Apt. 163/4 Beyoğlu 34430 İstanbul

Nesrin Esirtgen Gallery

Brings Contemporary Turkish artists together with the crowd of international art scene.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-15.00

(0212) 243 78 53


Istiklal Caddesi Mısır Apartmanı No.163 D.17

Zilberman Gallery

Represents internationally acclaimed Turkish and international artists with outstanding works and also leading young Turkish artists.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 11.00 until 19.30
Saturday: 12.00 until 19.00

(0212) 252 1525


Istiklal Cad. Misir Apt. No:163 K.3 D.10 Beyoglu

Elipsis Gallery

Turkey's first private photograph gallery. Uniquely focusing solely on the art of photography. Exhibiting internationally established and emerging artists.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday- Friday 11:00-18:00
Saturday: 12:00-18:00

(0212) 249 4892


Akçe Sokak, ap 10, 34425, Istanbul

Egeran Galeri

(0212) 251 1251


Tophane İskele Caddesi, no. 12 A Beyoğlu 34425, İstanbul, Turkey

Soda Gallery

The gallery program is multi-generational and consists of a mix of international and Turkish artists whose practice is rooted in the conceptual art tradition. Egeran Gallery represents artists and presents special collaborative projects.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-18.00.

(0212) 231 8988


Şakayık Sokak No:37/1 34365 Nişantaşı, İstanbul

Arter Gallery

ARTER is conceived as an exhibition space and its programs are created with the aim of encouraging production of contemporary artworks, providing a platform of visibility for artistic practices, producing and presenting exhibitions curated from the VKF Contemporary Art Collection, as well as from private collections and archives.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday- Thursday 11:00- 19:00
Friday - Sunday 12:00-20.00

(0212) 243 3767


İstiklal Caddesi, n°211, 34425 İstanbul

Borusan Müzik Evi

Borusan Music Evi hosts the well-known artists of contemporary music and jazz are at the core of its program covering other genres such as world music, classical music and some major exhibitions.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-19.00

(0212) 336 32 71


Orhan Adli Apaydın Sokak, apt 1, 34425, İstanbul

Salt Beyoglu

SALT Beyoğlu, an exhibition space on three levels, welcomes the usual İstiklal Caddesi crowd, sharing daily program information and providing a transition into the institution’s exhibitions, cinema, café and shop.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday:12.00 - 20.00
Sunday: 12.00-18.00

(0212) 377 42 00


Asmalı Mescit Mh., İstiklal Cd No:136, 34430 İstanbul

Salt Galata

SALT Galata is organized to enable a challenging, multi-layered program that includes SALT Research, which offers public access to thousands of print and digital resources; a 219-capacity Auditorium; the renovated Ottoman Bank Museum; Workshop spaces; an Open Archive where archival research projects are interpreted and discussed; a temporary exhibition space; as well as a Café, Restaurant and Bookstore.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 12.00-20.00
Sunday: 12.00-18.00

(0212) 334 2200


Banka Sokak, apt 11, Şişhane, 34420, İstanbul

Istanbul Modern

Embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-18.00
Thursday: 10.00-20.00

(0212) 243 43 19


Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman İşletmeleri Sahası Antrepo No: 4, 34433 Karaköy - İSTANBUL

Galeri Nev

A key figure in representing contemporary art of Turkey in the international art scene and continues to work with major modern and contemporary artists.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00-18:30

(0212) 252 1525



Pi Artworks Gallery

Turkish and international contemporary artists with a focus to meet the perspectives of the primary art market.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-19:30

(0212) 293 7103


İstiklal Cad. Mısır Apt 163/4 34430 Galatasaray / Beyoğlu ISTANBUL

Daire Gallery

Daire Gallery is an open venue where modern and independent artworks are exhibited. In addition hosting personal exhibitions, they aim to examine the cultural issues of the discriminating environment of art by creating concept focused exhibitions.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-18.30
Only with reservations on Sunday and Saturdays

(0212) 252 5259


Boğazkesen Cad. No:65D Tophane Beyoğlu 34255 İstanbul

İstanbul Arkeoloji Museum

The Istanbul Archaeology Museums (Turkish: İstanbul Archeology Müzeleri) is a group of three archaeological museums located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey, near Gülhane Park and Topkapı Palace. It houses over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 09.00-19.00, Closed on Sundays.

(0212) 520 7741


Cankurtaran Mh., Alemdar Cad, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 09.00-19.00.

(0212) 522 1750


Ayasofya Meydanı, Sultanahmet Fatih, Istanbul

Mosaic Museum

Located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey, at Arasta Bazaar.
The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period,
unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.
Visiting Hours:
09.00-17.00. Closed on Wednesdays.

(0212) 518 1205


Hacımimi Mh., Lüleciler Arastası Sk, 80200 Istanbul

Aya Irini

A former Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. It is open as a museum every day except Monday but requires special permission for admission.
Visiting requires a permission from Topkapı palace.
Visiting Hours:
09.00-17.00 (15 Oct.-15 April), Closed on Mondays.
09.00-19.00 (15 April-15 Oct.), Closed on Mondays.

(0212) 528 45 00


Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul

Sultanahmet / Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet Square is one of the most famous squares of Istanbul. It was known as a hippodrome at the period of Byzantine Empire.

(0212) 458 0776


At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih, İstanbul

Chora Mosque

The Church of the Holy Savior in Chora is located in Karagümrük district of Istanbul. It's a monument that was used as a church in Byzantine period and as a mosque after the conquest of Constantinople. Hours:
Visiting Hours:
09.00-16.30. Closed on Wednesdays.

(0212) 631 9241


Eyüp, Kariye Cami Sk No:26, İstanbul


Edisyon is an exhibition space for independent creators of photography, prints, paintings, design objects, etc. It aims to be an open and continuously expanding portfolio. By doing this, it will try to register and create a collective memory of independent works. Each edition will be created with a model chosen by its creator; made and signed in limited quantities.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 12.00-19.00

(0212) 245 43 10


Bostanbaşı Caddesi 20A Çukurcuma 34425, İstanbul

Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coastline of the Bosporus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922, apart from a 22-year interval (1887–1909) in which Yıldız Palace was used.
Visiting Hours:
09.00-16.00, Closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

(0212) 236 9000


Vişnezade Mh., 34357 Beşiktaş/Istanbul

Basilic Cistern

The largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern, located 500 feet (150 m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian.
Visiting Hours:
Everyday: 09.00-17.30

(0212) 522 1259


Istiklal Caddesi No: 19 / 9 50400 Istanbul

Topkapı Palace

A large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 600 year history.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction.
Visiting Hours:
09.00-16.00, Closed on Tuesdays.

(0212) 512 0480


Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul

Yeni Mosque

The Yeni Cami, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. It is one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.
Visiting Hours:


Rüstem Paşa Mh., 34116 Fatih/Istanbul

Tophane-i Amirhane

The building Tophane-i Amire, built in the period of Ottoman Empire by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, used as the most important army industries organization after the revisions of Sultans.
Visiting Hours:
10.00-17.00, Closed on Mondays.

(0212) 293 4648


Kılıçali Paşa Mh., 34433 Beyoğlu/Istanbul


The gallery offers an effective and confidential alternative for the sale of works of art from and on behalf of private individuals and institutions. We provide consulting and collection advising for our individual and corporate clients.
Visiting Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10.00-19.00

(0212) 243 31 00


Ali Paşa Değirmeni Sk No:12, 34425 İstanbul

Pilevneli Project

Focuses on creating resources and added value for the Turkish art market.
Pilevneli Project aims to form a bridge between artists and art professionals by constructing itself as a project space.
Visiting Hours:
Weekdays: 10.00-18.00
Saturday: 12.00-18.00, Closed on Sundays.

(0212) 259 03 94



Galerist -Tepebaşı

Founded in 2001, Galerist is the pioneering contemporary art gallery that hosts exhibitions for Turkish and international artists in Istanbul’s two different locations, Tepebaşı and Hasköy. Both sites are located in the city’s most vibrant areas for art and culture.
Visiting Hours:
11:00-19:00, Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

(0212) 252 1896


Meşrutiyet Cad. No: 67/1 Beyoğlu – İstanbul


Depo is a space for critical debate and cultural exchange in the city center of Istanbul and the first initiative in Turkey to focus on regional collaborations among Turkey and countries in the Caucasus, the Middle East and the Balkans. Besides its artistic program composed of exhibitions and screenings, Depo addresses the socio-political implications of socially engaged art practices in the region and organizes conferences, workshops, lectures and panel discussions.
Visiting Hours:
11.00-19.00, Closed on Mondays.

(0212) 292 3956


Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12, 34425 Tophane, İstanbul

Siemens Sanat

Siemens Sanat is a contemporary art center which was founded within the framework of Siemens's corporate social responsibility. From its opening up until now, Siemens Sanat which aims to bring together young faces in contemporary art with art-lovers, was a venue where contemporary art works of young artists were exhibited.
Visiting Hours:
Everyday: 10.00-19.00

(0212) 334 1104


Pürtelaş Hasan Efendi Mh., 34427 Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Museum Of Innocence

Pamuk has established an actual "Museum of Innocence", based on the museum described in the book. The museum exhibits the clothes , materials, dreams and the things of the characters of the book.
Visiting Hours:
Wednesday- Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Friday: 10:00-2100

(0212) 252 97 38


Firuzağa Mh., Çukur Cuma Cd No:24, 34424 Istanbul

Milk Gallery

Milk Gallery exhibits a genre of work influenced by graffiti,
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday : 13:00-19:00

(0212) 251 5797


Şahkulu Mh. Balkon Çk No:8, 34420 İstanbul

Pg Art Gallery

Pg Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Istanbul.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday- Sunday: 11:00- 19:00

(0212) 252 8000


Boğazkesen Cad.No.76/B Tophane, İstanbul

Art Sümer Gallery

ArtSümer, founded in 2005 by Aslı Sümer, focuses on representing the cutting-edge contemporary art of Turkey.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-19.00

(0212) 2491035


Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mh., Mumhane Cd No:67, 34425 Karaköy Istanbul

Gallery Mana

Gallery Manâ, located in the Tophane district of Istanbul, is a converted wheat mill that dates to the 19th century and features 400 square meters of exhibition space.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00-18:00
Mondays by appointment only.

(0212) 243 6666


Ali Paşa Değirmeni Sk No:16, 34425 Istanbul

Gallery Apel

Gallery Apel, which hosts the works of contemporary art, is also one of the oldest galleries of Beyoğlu district.
Visiting Hours:
11.30-18.30 except Sundays and Mondays.

(0212) 292 72 36


Hayriye Cad. No:5 A 80060 Galatasaray, İstanbul

Hayaka Artı

In vertiginous augmentation of artistic and cultural activities of Istanbul, it is established to claim a type of an answer, a criticism, an inquiry to the heavy agenda and foremost to create a transforming contribution (+). Beyond everything HAYAKA ARTI says “Yes to Life!”.
Visiting Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday: 12.00-18.00

(0212) 219-4246


Çukurcuma Caddesi No:19A Tophane 34425 Istanbul

Rampa Gallery

Located in Besiktas, Istanbul, is committed to the realization and presentation of exceptional artworks, to communicating with a broader audience and to supporting scholarly research about the gallery artists.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-19.00
Monday by appointment.

(0212) 327 0800


Şair Nedim Caddesi No: 21a Akaretler 34357 Beşiktaş İstanbu

Akbank Sanat

Akbank Art has put efforts in the artistic development in Turkey for the last 20 years. Today it boasts a rich culture & arts program that covers various series of work in the fields of broadcasting, music, performing arts and plastic arts.
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.30-19.30

(0212) 327 0800


64 rue Rébeval

Rahmi Koç Museum

Miniaturk the world's largest miniature park in respect to its model area. The Park is open for visits every day.
Box offices are open during the following hours:
Visiting Hours:
Everyday: 09.00-17.00

(0212) 369 6600


Piri Paşa Mh., Hasköy Cd No:5, Beyoğlu, Istanbul


(0212) 222 28 82


Golden Horn, 80330 Istanbul/Aegean Coast, Istanbul

x-ist gallery

x-its, established in 2004, is an art gallery to support young, contemporary and national artists in their professional endeavours based on universal ideas to strive for the visibility and rise of the national talent worldwide based on international criteria.
Visiting Hours:
Monday: 12.00-19.30
Tuesday-Saturday: 11.00-19.30

(0212) 291 77 84


Abdi İpekçi Cd Kaşıkçıoğlu Apt. No:42 D:2, Nişantaşı/Istanbul

C.A.M. Gallery

Beside to support contemporary art and young artists, C.A.M Gallery aims to review the universal aspects of art most effectively with conceptual exhibitions belong mainly human being and social realities, group exhibitions participated also international artist.
Visiting Hours:
10.00-18.30, Closed on Sunday and Mondays.

(0212) 2488149


Abdi İpekçi Caddesi Altın Sokak Ahmet Kara İş Merkezi No:2 Kat: 3 Da:13, Nişantaşı, 34360 Istanbul

Portakal Art Culture Centre

Raffi Portakal, who had embraced the family business from 1964 onwards, opened his own gallery in 1973. Portakal Art and Culture House has been published the quarterly P Art and Culture Magazine in Turkish and English from the spring of 1996 to the summer of 2010.
Visiting Hours:
10.00-19.00, Closed on Sundays.

(0212) 225 4637


Mim Kemal Öke Sokak No. 12 - 19, 34365, İstanbul

Dirimart Gallery

Dirimart, opened in February 2002, works with young and established Turkish artists, as well as having a growing roster of international names. With its dynamism and future-driven agenda, Dirimart participates in notable art fairs and envisions becoming the preferable partner for the world's leading artists and collectors.
Visiting Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10.00-19.00

(0212) 291 3434


Abdi İpekçi Cd No:7 D:4, Nişantaşı/İstanbul

Gülhane Park

The Park Gülhane is one of the most historical parks which is in Fatih District. Alay Köşkü is located between the Topkapı Palace and Sarayburn.


Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul Province

Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar was one of the biggest and oldest bazaars of the world at a time.

(0212) 522 3173


Taya Hatun Mh., 34120 Fatih/Istanbul Province

Galata Tower

The Spice Bazaar is famous with its herbalists in addition to spices, flower seeds, traditional products such as rare plant roots and hulls. You can all so find dried nuts, dried fruits, different foodstuff and delicatessen.

(0212) 293 8183


Bereketzade Mh., Galata Kulesi, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Yıldız Park

Yıldız Park, is a great park located in front of Yıldız Palace and Çırağan Palace, wherein two traditional Turkish houses are located as well.

(0212) 258 3080


Yıldız Mh., 34349 Beşiktaş/Istanbul Province

Pierre Loti

Pierre Loti, a French writer, was entitled as "Honorary Istanbul Citizen" in 1920. In that period, his name wass given to the hill and as well a café in the same hill with a panoramic view of Istanbul. To go to Pierre Loti you can take the cable car from Eyup to the Pierre Loti hill.

(0212) 497 1313


Binbirdirek Mh., Piyer Loti Cd No:1, 34400 Istanbul

Demiroren Shopping Mall

You can enjoy shopping cosmetics to clothing in the closest shopping mall which is just down stairs of Mama Shelter Istanbul.

(0212) 254 3438


Hüseyinağa Mh., İstiklal Cd No:54, 34421 İstanbul

City's Nişantaşı Shopping Mall

City's is a shopping mall that positions itself as a "Life Style Center" with its stores inside, which address all the income groups of the society.

(0212) 373 3333


Teşvikiye Mh., Teşvikiye Cd No:162, Şişli, Istanbul

Bahar Korçan

One of the well-known, leading fashion designers of Turkish fashion world.

(0212) 249 32 73


Serdar-ı Ekrem Street No:59 Galata - Beyoglu, 34425 Istanbul

Lastik Pabuç

If you are searching for sneakers, this is the right address.

(0212) 293 79 23


Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mh., 34400 Beyoğlu/İstanbul


A store where you can find branded dresses, t-shirts, shoes, accessories and alternative stuff…

(0212) 252 6151


Şahkulu Mh., Büyük Hendek Cd No:4, 34420 İstanbul

Arzu Kaprol

The boutique of Arzu Kaprol is the place where you can find the collection which is already preferred by Meg Ryan, Kelly Rowland and Gisele Bundchen.

(0212) 252 75 71


Şişli, Atiye Sk No:9, Istanbul

Özlem Süer

She doesn't just produce the wedding or night dresses, you can also find her creative pieces of her fast-fashion collections.

(0212) 225 01 29


Teşvikiye Mh., Büyük Çiftlik Sk No:12, Şişli, Istanbul

Simay Bülbül

The main material of the collection is leather, which is used at jackets, dresses, tops, skirts, trousers and accessories.

(0212) 243 73 20


Bereketzade Mah., Camekan Sk Derya Apt. No:5 D:7, Galata/İstanbu

Atelier 5

The biggest unique proposition of this boutique is everything can be sold. The painting which looks like a part of the decoration or the sculptures and the ceramics. The dresses are in the front row however they have lots of followers for shoe and accessories collections as well.


Şahkulu Mh., Seraskerci Çk, 34420 Beyoğlu, Istanbul


You will feel the fairy tale atmosphere once you get in this store.

(0212) 249 0483


Şimşirci Sk 11/A, Cihangir/Istanbul


One of the leading companies of Turkish Luxury Brand Market.

(0212) 343 0443


Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No:23/1 Nişantaşı, Şişli, 34365 Istanbul


Vakko have a great quality of products as a Turkish Luxury Brand.

(0212) 248 5011


Abdi İpekçi Cd Maltepe Apt. No:48 D:7, Nişantaşı/Istanbul


The brandline of Vakko for their young customers. You can also find several brands in the store in addition to their innovative collections.

(0212) 234 9218


Abdi İpekçi Cd No:29 D:1, Nişantaşı/Istanbul

Bruno's Coiffeur

For haircut, or manicure& pedicure, Bruno's newly opened in Galata.

(0212 245 5938)


Serdarı Ekrem Sk. Doğan Apt. No:30-b Galata, 34425 Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Cağaloğlu Hamamı

Cagaloglu Hammam is the biggest double Hammam of Istanbul.

(0212) 522 2424


Alemdar Mh., Cağaloğlu Hamamı Sk No:34, Fatih, Istanbul

Galatasaray Hamamı

You can experience relaxation with the mystic ambience just like the traditional Turkish Bath culture.

(0212) 249 4342


Turnacibasi Caddesi No:24, Galatasaray, Istanbul