This is the district of the old bourgeoisie, built in the 19th century, has an atmosphere that reminds us of Paris. Writers, reporters, artists and foreigners live here who work for diplomatic missions, at schools and foreign companies.
An area that overlooks the Bosporus, the old city and the Golden Horn. You will enjoy the boutiques, art ateliers, tea houses, bistros and the architecture.
Start at Taksim Square and go down Siraselviler Caddesi. You will see old family hotels and hospitals. Patisserie Savoy, the best known address in Istanbul for everybody with a sweet tooth.
Visit the Cihangir mosque were you will have the same great view of the Bosporus and Topkapi palace as Orhan Pamuk.
Go down and explore the antique streets of Cukurcuma, and visit Tophane on the shore of the Bosporus where you can smoke a water pipe or enjoy a glass of tea.