Go to Beyoglu, which is adjacent to Taksim Square, to leave the old city and see modern Istanbul as the locals do. The approximately 2,5 kilometre (1,5 mile) long avenue between Taksim Square and the Tunnel funicular stop near Galata Tower may be explored in one day. There are hidden stories and tidbits of Istanbul’s history everywhere you turn. Many national, international, and local events reach art fans through the region, which is the centre of art and culture. Around these premises, there is peaceful coexistence of various religions, tongues, and ethnicities.
This unique art, culture, and entertainment event, which takes place from October 30 to November 14 every two years, will provide you with unforgettable experiences.
Considered as one of the few attraction centres in the world, Istanbul’s “Beyoglu 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 offers a wide range of interesting, instructive, and enjoyable activities, including works by contemporary artists and university students, classical and contemporary arts, digital arts, cinema, literature, music, dance, and more. It is a must-attend event for anyone who longs for cultural, artistic, and entertainment activities during the pandemic.
At the Festival, you may take in a play at the Tark Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center with your loved ones, a Murat Dalklç concert in Gezi Park, and the Artificial Intelligence Piano, which generates real-time pictures.