Old Town New Gazes

Old Town New Gazes

HALF DAY TOUR  (Duration: 4-5 hours)

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.

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.