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Bankalar Caddesi 11 Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 334 22 00
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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.

Thank bilgeonee
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

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

Thank Serdar U
Reviewed 23 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

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

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.

Thank G M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Its a very realaxing place with lots of history but sadly the gallary was closed till march . Its perfect for studying and has an outstanding view you can reach it from Taksim and then walk down past the tower Ps there is a free...More

Thank terrywisemann
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant/cafe is nicely situated in a library/old bank building in the Galata area. It could be a magnificent place if it were not for the terrible service/lack of it. The waiter was more interested in looking at himself in the mirror than serving us....More

Thank bulgenes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Salt Galata always offers free entrance and has quite a selection of exhibitions and shows. Also the library inside is a perfect spot to study.

Thank ibrahimyuce
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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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