5 THINGS TO DO IN BEYOGLU, ISTANBUL!
Spend time in Balık Pazarı (Fish Market) and Çiçek Pasajı (Cité de Péra)
Located on Istiklal Avenue, Taksim, Galatasaray Balık Pazarı is a popular market for fresh fish lovers. Çiçek Pasajı is a historical and renowned passage built within the premises of Theater Naum, which were burned down in the great Pera (former name of Beyoğlu) fire of 1870. You must make sure to try the interfused atmosphere of both places, its spirit testifying the past, and obviously, its delicious meals. You can have times of pleasure there together with your beloveds in spring and summer nights especially.
Try Beyoğlu Chocolate
Beyoğlu chocolate is a kind of chocolate as tough as bitter chocolate, and has varieties including hazelnut, pistachio and almond. ‘Roches’ is the other name of Beyoğlu chocolate. Beyoğlu chocolate is like a time-honored tradition. You can see it in the windows of the chocolate shops across Istiklal Avenue. It is renowned for including big whole hazelnuts and less fat than other chocolates.
Shop in Aznavur Passage
Beginning from narrow entrance of the passage, shops selling souvenirs, handmade products and ceramic products catch the eyes of the visitors. The sub-ground floor accommodates the shops selling second-hand clothes, jewelries & accessories, comics, and music products. Built in 1883, the upper floors of the passage (nine floors) contain different workplaces ranging from fitness centers to art galleries. Located in number 108 and bearing the traces of Italian architecture, the passage is open from 10:00 to 00:00.
Have Dinner in Asmalımescit
Asmalımescit is one of the quarters of Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Since the early 2000, Asmalımescit has been an important spot for nightlife in Beyoğlu. You can have a nice dinner there following your Beyoğlu tour, and continue to have fun there, if you like nightlife.
Enjoy your Stay in Midtown Hotel
Located in Talimhane-Taksim, one of the most central points of Istanbul, Midtown Hotel is just a walk away from cultural and entertainment centers, shopping malls, and the subway, tram and funicular lines enabling you to arrive any point of the city easily. You can select any one of its Deluxe, Corner Suite, Greenworks rooms as well as rooms with Bosphorus view, and have a tranquil and comfortable night in the heart of the city.