To escape the old city and see modern Istanbul as the residents do, head to Beyoglu, which is located close to Taksim Square. You may spend the entire day exploring the about 2,5 kilometre (1,5 mile) long boulevard that runs between Taksim Square and the Tunnel funicular stop near Galata Tower. Everywhere you look, there is a small history of Istanbul and a hidden tale to be discovered. The area is the hub of art and culture, and many national, international, and local activities reach art enthusiasts through it. Religions, languages, and ethnic groups coexist peacefully around these premises.
You will have remarkable experiences thanks to this distinctive art, culture, and entertainment event, which runs from October 30 to November 14 every two years.
Considered as one of the few attraction centres in the world, Istanbul’s “Beyoğlu Culture Route” starts from Atatürk Cultural Centre, and continues towards Gezi Park, Taksim Mosque, historic Taksim Maksim Casino, the advanced technical school for females called Refia Övüç Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü, Grand Pera, Emek Stage, Atlas Cinema, Garibaldi Stage, St. Antuan Church, Odakule Passage, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Cultural Centre, Galata Tower, Tophane-i Amire Arts and Culture Centre, historic Parcel Post Office, and finally the city’s newest port terminal and destination project titled Galataport.
The festival, which is a must-attend event for anyone who yearns for cultural, artistic, and entertainment activities during the pandemic, offers a wide range of engaging, educational, and enjoyable activities, including works by contemporary artists and university students, classical and contemporary arts, digital arts, cinema, literature, music, dance, and more.
At the Festival, you can enjoy the Artificial Intelligence Piano, which creates real-time images, at the Ataturk Cultural Center, enjoy a Murat Dalklç concert in Gezi Park, and enjoy a play at the Tark Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center with your loved ones.