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Right behind the famous Taksim Square, in the district of Beyoğlu, lies the neighbourhood of Cihangir. This attractive neighbourhood is known for its characteristic narrow streets, parks and squares. Cihangir is a favourite gathering place for local artists, writers and intellectuals. They flock to the many cafés and outdoor patios to discuss their latest projects or talk about life.
Cihangir, which means 'conqueror', is named after the son of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the 16th-century Ottoman Empire. Today, Cihangir has become a meeting place for bohemians. The mix of 19th-century homes with colourful stucco façades lends the area a special atmosphere. The eclectic combination of galleries, chic boutiques and vibrant nightlife makes Cihangir a hotspot, reminiscent of New York’s SoHo or Montmartre in Paris.
“Sip a drink while going back in time”