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SALT Galata, Istanbul

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Bankalar Caddesi 11 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 334 22 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have a bibliothèque there to read your book or borrow one, nicely designed cantina and cafe upstairs with a wine list (with useful information on Turkish indigenous grapes) and splendid view over old town and Bosphore. Or sit outside for a coffee and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnMcKinley007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right from the outdoor cafe area to the library, from the meeting rooms to the exhibit floors, SALT Galata is a must visit in Istanbul. The interiors, the interactive installation of Istanbul's first bank and the museum shop with limited edition artist prints; this institution...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KdTsk
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing building with various facilities 👌🏻 you must visit there for exhibitions, cafe, restaurant, store, library... it has unique architecture and atmospher 🏛

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ismailcobanoglutr
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Of all the places that we visited in Istanbul, this was our favorite. It was an incredible blend of both modern and historic architecture. I had cafés a bar and a very nice rooftop restaurant. We came back more than once and it was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brix510
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Beuatiful place to visit. I was passing by Bankalar Street and found this place. I definitely recommend travelers to visit here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bilgeonee
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Beautiful building close to Galata area. It easy to be transported to other time. An alive cultural center!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Volkahle
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Time to time we enjoy to visit salt galata for different activities. Subject is very powerfull but indor air quality and lighting are not appropriate to spend time at the place. The campus establisment story about Metu told by Behruz Cinici at the presentation

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 838serdaru
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

It's a glorious building with a great refurb and good cafe. The exhibition took up very little of the available space which seemed a pity

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank bramblesici
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Salt is one of the cultural temple of the metropolis,spacious, splendid view, luminous, colossal, imperial, impressive library, sweet café, peculiar and classy bookshop. The Building used to be The Ottoman Imperial Bank headquarters, was built by renowned French-Turkish architect Alexander Vallaury in 1890, Worth a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank cerith
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a treat to come and spend time in this space. Light, bright, airy, gorgeous staircase (there are elvators), great library, wonderful cafe, eclectic bookshop. Worth a return visit.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank G M
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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