Old Town New Gazes

Old Town New Gazes


Old Town New Gazes Walking tour
An architectural walk through the modern history of old Istanbul. Urban and architectural developments from the 19th, 20th and 21st century.

Duration: 4-5 hours
Meeting time:9 am/14.00 (not in winter)
Up to 20 persons
Meeting Point: Vezneciler Metro Station

Tour Stops:

-The Municipality Building in Saraçhane (by Nevzat Erol 1956) (outside) and the urban changes around it.
-İMÇ (Istanbul Manifaturacılar Çarşısı) Textile Wholesale Area by Tekeli-Sisa-Hepgüler 1960’s.
-SSK Building by Sedad Hakkı Eldem (1960s) (outside)
-Walk over the Golden Horn passing the new Metro Bridge to the Middle Age Genoese Quarter Galata. A glance at the Arap Camii, the former church of S.Domenico from the Middle Ages. Walk through the hardware district.
-Karaköy Square the entrance to the old banking district of 19th century, changed in the 20th century.
-SALT Galata,* the former Ottoman Bank from the end of the 19th century, restored in 2011 and reorganized into a New Art And Architecture Forum. *Some parts of SALT Galata are not accessible on Mondays.
-Ipera 25 Project-by Ahmet Alataş (2011) an example for the new infill in the historical context of the Genoese quarter. (outside)

End of the tour at Galata Tower or Tünel Square.