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Pera: Cultural Diversities

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7+ hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



Any Languages


Discover Pera with it’s cultural diversities. Visiting the heart of Beyoğlu district, Istiklal Caddesi with its shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and art galleries. Exploring the special emphasis on the buildings of special architectural features. Then strolling in Taksim Square, “Maksem” building and the Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada.  Also discover the history of Zapyon and Esayan Schools. Then visiting the Afrika Han, Armenian Catholic Church and the Church of Syrian Christians. Exploring the Ağa Mosque, and Rumeli Han. Explore the history of Galatasaray Lycée, the old Galatasaray Post Office and the Armenian Church of Üç Horon. Strolling in the Fish Market, Flower Market (Çiçek Pasajı) and the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. Also discover the old embassies of Istanbul; England, France, Russia, Holland, Italy, Sweeden, the Spanish and Dutch chapels. Then visiting the Church of St. Draperis, Syria Passage, Narmanlı Han and the Crimean Memorial Church. Feeling the charm of the Galata Mevlevihanesi (Whirling Dervishes Hall).

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  • Beyoğlu district
  • İstiklal Caddesi with its shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries
  • Taksim Square
  • “Maksem” building
  • The Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada
  • Armenian Catholic Church
  • The Church of Syrian Christians
  • Galatasaray Lycée
  • The Armenian Church of Üç Horon
  • Fish Market and Flower Market (Çiçek Pasajı)
  • The Church of St. Anthony of Padua
  • The old embassies of İstanbul: England, France, Russia, Holland, Italy, Sweeden, the Spanish and Dutch
  • The Church of St. Draperis
  • The Galata Mevlevihanesi (Whirling Dervishes Hall)


  • All entrances fees to the historical sites and museums indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional guide fluent in language of choice
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Donations to the religious buildings
  • Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Transportation

Tour's Location

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What’s the difficulty level of this tour?
The difficulty level of the tour is low. We’ll be stopping every once in a while to listen to our guide and to take pictures.
Are there any unavailable days for this tour?
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. So Mondays and Tuesdays are unavailable for this tour. (During summer Hagia Sophia is open on Mondays unless otherwise specified by the museum management.)
What to wear for the tour?
We recommend comfortable shoes and in the mosques and religious buildings modest clothes for men and women. Also it is recommended to carry a scarf for women in the religious buildings.
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