Located in a quiet side street, Istanbullux Suites is just 200m away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul’s celebrated pedestrian street Istiklal and Tünel Square. Two hundred metres in the opposite direction is the Galata Bridge from where a 10 minute tram journey brings you to Sultanahmet Square, the touristic and historical center of Istanbul. In Galata, trendy bars and restaurants sit comfortably alongside traditional workshops and workmen’s cafes.
The Galata quarter lies on the northern slope of the Golden Horn, looking across to the center of old Istanbul and connected to it by the Galata Bridge. It was built as a Genoese settlement in Byzantine times and was always an integral part of Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul. In the 19th century this small neighborhood around the Galata Tower and on both sides of the Istiklal Street became the central stage for Otttoman westernization. Today, with its numerous restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas, theaters, museums, art galleries and designer shops, Galata is considered Istanbul’s new cultural center. It is young, bohemian and hip and it is where, more than anywhere else in this sprawling world city, you witness the creative edge and the entrepreneurial flair.