Places

Yapı Kredi bomontiada

Yapı Kredi bomontiada has served as the main location for 212 Photography Istanbul since its first year. Events take place across different venues. Exhibitions are on the 4th floor, ALT’s Acoustic Room and White Room as well as in the Gallery. Talks are at ALT Performance Hall.

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Merkez Mah., Silahşör Cad., Birahane Sok. Tarihi bomonti Bira Fabrikası No:1, 34384 Şişli/İstanbul

4.Kat: Open Everyday 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m
Galeri: Open Everyday 10:00 a.m – 7.00 p.m
ALT: Open Everyday 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m

Open Everyday 10 a.m – 8 p.m

Akaretler Sıraevler No: 25/27

Akaretler – Sıraevler is a group of row houses that were built by architect Sarkis Balyan at the request of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1875 to host prominent figures who were visiting the Dolmabahçe Palace. Between 2005 and 2008, the row houses – having undergone restorations by Bilgili Holding – hosted figures such as David LaChapelle at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. Akaretler Sıraevler are now home to boutiques and agencies, as well as serving as a venue for events such as meetings and periodical exhibitions.

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Open Everyday 10 a.m – 8 p.m

Zülfaris Karaköy

Zülfaris Karaköy is located at the end of Perçemli Sokak in Karaköy. The venue owes its name to the Ottoman word ‘Zülf-ü Arus’, meaning ‘the fringe of a bride’. Upon serving as a synagogue from 1671 to 1985, the building was allocated to the 500th Anniversary Foundation, which operated the building as the Museum of Turkish Jews from 2001 to 2015. Today, it honours tradition by continuing to host private events such as weddings.

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Open Everyday 10 a.m – 7 p.m

The Şerefiye Cistern

The Şerefiye Cistern, which was also known Theodosius Cistern in the past, is around 1,600 years old. The cistern was built by the Byzantine Emperor Thodosius II to store water from the Aqueduct of Valens. Together with the Cistern of Philoxenos and the Basilica Cistern, it is one of the historical water reservoirs that have met Istanbul’s water needs for centuries. The building served as the Arif Paşa Mansion in the 1910s and the Eminönü Municipality Building in the 1950s, later transformed into an archaeological park following restorations in 2010. Since its opening to visitors in 2018, the cistern has hosted various exhibitions and concerts.

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Open Everyday 9 a.m – 7 p.m

Tekfur Palace

Tekfur Palace is the only surviving section of the Palace of Blachernae, a complex which was home to the Byzantine emperors, from the 13th century until the Ottoman Conquest. Consisting of only four walls at the beginning of the 20th century, the Tekfur Palace underwent restorations from 1955 to 1970. Following the last restoration, carried out by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), the palace was opened as a museum. It is rumoured that the famous Spoonmaker’s Diamond, exhibited at the Topkapı Palace, was found here.

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Open Everyday 10 a.m – 6 p.m