09 August 2010
Up to the 15th century, the neighbourhood Pera was full of vineyards and the population was mostly dominated by non – Muslims. Thanks to its extraordinary history, the Beyoğlu – Galata – Taksim triangle stil keeps its historical architecture. Interestingly, the Pera – Galata – Taksim triangle has always kept its cherished position as the heart of the city. The new and the trendy was always initiated in Beyoğlu and up to the 1950s, the night life was amazing. It was impossible to see the ladies without a hat, strolling along İstiklal Caddesi. In the latest twenty years, the general “flair” of the area has been reestablished with new cafes, restaurants, night clubs, cinemas and its unique architecture.