Museums | Karaköy/Tophane

Istanbul’s most up-and-coming district was once a hive of metal workers and light shops, docks and brothels, schools and churches, banks and tax offices. Today, don’t be surprised to find a nightclub in a street of utility shops. Between the two bridges (now joined by a third metro bridge) is Perşembe Pazarı, the wonderful hardware district. Above it is old Bankalar Caddesi, full of light shops, and home to SALT Galata, the majestic former Ottoman Bank. Along the shore of the Bosphorus is the new arts zone, including the grandest private art galleries and Istanbul Modern itself, next to the antrepos, former warehouses that now host the contemporary art biennial.

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  • Istanbul Modern

    Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Antrepo No. 4, Tophane
    +90 212 334 7300 ‎

    Tue–Sun: 10.00–18.00, Thu: 10.00–20.00


  • Jewish Museum of Turkey

    Arap Cami Mh., Perçemli Sokak No. 1, Karaköy
    +90 212 292 63 33 / 34
    Mon–Thu: 10.00–16.00, Fri: 10.00–14.00, Sun: 10.00–14.00
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