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Invest in Istanbul: Beyoglu

Istanbul cannot be reflected through any other neighborhood but Beyoglu. The district was named after the Prince of Venice named Bey Oglu. And then, got the Pontus Prince's name, who lived there for a while after converting to Islam. This district consists of a large area from Kagithane to Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.

Beyoglu was known as Pera surrounding the ancient town Galata, facing Constantinople across the Horn. Beyoglu was the newest section of Istanbul, and new embassies were built in the 1800s. Merchants lived and worked here, and also shopped at the high-class boutiques in the Istiklal Caddesi.

Beyoglu has neighborhoods, including Karakoy, Tophane, Cihangir, Sishane, Tepebasi, Dolapdere, and Kasimpasa, connecting to the old city through the Galata bridge, Ataturk Bridge, and Golden Horn Metro Bridge.

Beyoglu is the beating heart of Istanbul, and Istiklal Street is visited by many as it is the most active area for art, entertainment, and nightlife in Istanbul. The nightlife in Beyoglu is always buzzing with nightclubs, bars, cafes, historical buildings, churches, and arcades.

Real Estate in Beyoglu

Investing in property for sale in Beyoglu, Taksim means entering Istanbul's heart as it is the hub of nightlife and entertainment. It was known as Pera previously, and despite its fame, its population only consists of 243,000 people. It is the favorite area of tourists who visit the district whenever they come to Istanbul.

Investors can enjoy the busy Istiklal streets with frequent and cheap transportation to other areas of Istanbul. Beyoglu district offers investors social and entertainment facilities, such as shops, restaurants, cafes, museums, galleries, and much more, starting from the Taksim towards the Karakoy. 

Buying property in Beyoglu provides the investors with many benefits since the region has a high-profile status, so there will be more options to buy to let investors find renters.

The most important and attractive benefit alongside the others is that investing a particular amount in real estate in Turkey can get you Turkish citizenship. You do not even need to stay in Turkey to get the nationality or even after you get it. Some popular neighborhoods of Beyoglu you can look into to make your property investment are:

  • Karakoy
  • Kasimpasa
  • Tophane
  • Cihangir and Cukurcuma

At Bari Global, we can help you decide by finding the right house at the right location for your property investment in Istanbul. We have been in the sector for over 30 years. Thus we are ready to guide you regarding the environment and geography of the city.

Our team of professionals speaking different languages, from Turkish, English, Persian, and Urdu, helps you before and after property purchase and the Turkish Citizenship process with our partner Law Agency.

Attraction Centers in Beyoglu

Saint Antoine Church

Saint Antoine Church is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul and located in Istiklal Street.

French Consulate

The French Consulate building is a stunning building at the start of Istiklal Street. It is a cultural center for French lessons, with many events and festivals taking place here annually. Behind the consulate is an American Catholic Surp Voskeperan.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is an entertainment center, constructed in a 2000 square meters area, in the Grand Pera building on Istiklal Street. Madame Tussauds is a life-size wax replica museum of celebrities and historical icons from Turkey and worldwide, and it is a fun place to visit with the kids.

Flower Passage

In 1870, the white Russian refugees used to sell flowers in the Flower Passage. The Flower Passage is very famous among visitors who desire to enjoy the atmosphere and restaurants renowned for mezes, raki, and gypsy musicians.

Nevizade Street

Nevizade street is buzzing at nighttime as it is an entertainment area with cafes, restaurants, and more.

Antoine of Padua Church

The St. Antoine church is an Italian Neo-Gothic style church built between 1906 and 1911 by the Italian architect Giulio Monger. The church is the biggest in Istanbul, with a large population of the Catholic community.

Pera Museum

Pera Museum is a private museum founded in 2005 by the Inan Kirac Foundation, located in the Tepebasi neighborhood at Istiklal street.

The Pera museum holds collections of Orientalist Paintings, Anatolian Weights, and Measures. Alongside the Kutahya Tiles and Ceramics, there are many other exhibitions, events, and educational activities at the museum.

Shopping in Beyoglu

Istiklal Street in the Beyoglu district is the most famous and busiest street in the city. The street has many local and international brands along the roads, a perfect shopping hub for shoppers. Also, the Aznavur arcade is worth visiting for souvenirs and many other things, from clothing to jewelry to take home from Istanbul.

Restaurants and Hotels in Beyoglu

Restaurants in Beyoglu

Here is a guide to the districts' most famous and must-visit restaurants;

  • Mikla is a restaurant that offers fine dining for its customers with its rooftop terrace.
  • Duble Meze Bar restaurant offers food with a beautiful view of the city and the Bosphorus. It is one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul.
  • The 1924 Istanbul restaurant was built and went into service 80 years ago and serves the traditions of Turkish cuisine.
  • Hazine is a chill place to hang out after a happy hour and enjoy the nightlife.
  • Inci Patisserie is a famous spot in Beyoglu where people go to eat profiterole.
  • Ravouna 1906 is one of the most famous restaurants in Istanbul for fine dining.

Hotels in Beyoglu

Beyoglu has Dolmabahce Palace and Galata Tower, and besides, the area is most famous for its cozy neighborhoods, cafes, restaurants, and nightlife. Beyoglu is open 24 hours a day with hotels within walking distance.

Education in Beyoglu

Educational institutes in Beyoglu;

  • Okan University Beyoglu Campus
  • Xavier University School of Medicine
  • London School of Commerce Turkey
  • Istanbul Kent University
  • Istanbul Galata University

Transportation in Beyoglu

Beyoglu is easily accessible from anywhere in the city through bus lines.


Through the Marmaray, you can reach Beyoglu from Zeytinburnu, Kadikoy and Bakirkoy in an hour.


You can reach Beyoglu in an hour through the metro line from Zeytinburnu, Bakirkoy, Sariyer, and Bayrampasa.

Entertainment and Nightlife in Beyoglu

Istiklal Street is in the Beyoglu district, the center of arts, culture, and nightlife. The street is always busy every day in the summers, and winters are crowded with locals and tourists. The Istiklal street runs from Taksim square to the end of Tunel Square, leading to Galipdede Street; further down the road, you can reach the famous Galata Tower.

There are 19th-century palaces, mansions, embassies, and more for people to visit and see on Istiklal street. Nightlife in Beyoglu is always happening,