The Guide Istanbul

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The Guide Istanbul is an essential guide to the city, offering candid recommendations and expert advice on restaurants and cafés, nightlife, the arts and entertainment scene, as well as design, fashion, touristic sites, and undiscovered places. It helps to simplify choices and make life easier for travelers as well as locals by providing information on select venues and events.

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27th Akbank Jazz Festival

November 16, 2017

While jazz may have originated in the African American communities of New Orleans, today it is enjoyed and celebrated in every major city around the world. From November 3-19, Is...

Author: marzena
Posted: 16-11-2017

Moving Visegrad's "TAK" dance performance at Pera Museum

11 November
4:00pm - 5:00pm

“Moving Visegrad” is a two-week contemporary dance choreographic residency program that aims to promote the culture of the Visegrad region, including the Czech Republi...

Author: marzena
Posted: 15-11-2017

Moving Visegrad's "TAK" dance performance at bomontiada

11 November
6:00pm - 7:00pm

“Moving Visegrad” is a two-week contemporary dance choreographic residency program that aims to promote the culture of the Visegrad region, including the Czech Republi...

Author: marzena
Posted: 15-11-2017

007 comes to Pera Palace for Black Week Turkey

11 November

James Bond fans, book-lovers, and thrill-seekers are in for an exhilarating series of events at the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah from November 16-18 with a 007-themed Black Week, an annu...

Author: marzena
Posted: 13-11-2017

The glory of wheat: Making merry with aşure

Aylin Öney Tan
November 13, 2017

Aşure is a delightful yet odd Turkish sweet, and perhaps difficult for those unfamiliar with the dessert to understand. It fully represents the bounty of nature, ma...

Author: marzena
Posted: 13-11-2017

What's in season: Pistachios

Minji Lee
November 13, 2017

As a fertile land with abundant agriculture, Turkey is the third-largest country for pistachio production. These green gems are gathered in the late summer months right ...

Author: marzena
Posted: 13-11-2017

21st Istanbul Theater Festival

11 November

Departing from tradition, the Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation, or İKSV, will host its 21st Istanbul Theater Festival November 13-26, six months earlier than the festival’s usual t...

Author: marzena
Posted: 11-11-2017

Ihsan Aknur: "The Best Taxi Driver"

Pelin Esmer
November 09, 2017

Before going viral on social media, speaking at a TEDX talk and squiring around the famous Anthony Bourdain for his show No Reservations, İhsan Aknur was just declarin...

Author: marzena
Posted: 09-11-2017

An American school on the Bosphorus: 150 years of Robert College

Joshua Bruce Allen
November 09, 2017

It may be surprising to many people today that the first continually running American college outside the US was founded in Istanbul, way back in 1863. Its birt...

Author: marzena
Posted: 09-11-2017

Every issue a new Istanbul: Meet our cover artist Sedat Girgin

Joshua Bruce Allen
November 09, 2017

Since the March-April issue of 2014, a new and original piece of art has appeared on the cover of The Guide Istanbul, with each city vignette drawn by Sedat Gir...

Author: marzena
Posted: 09-11-2017

November Events at Sahne Pulchérie

10 October

Sahne Pulchérie presents an exciting lineup of screenings and performances this upcoming month. Here's the lineup:

The award-winning French film "Séraphine,” which is about the touching...

Author: marzena
Posted: 30-10-2017

5th International Bosphorus Film Festival

10 October

The 5th International Bosphorus Film Festival, taking place from November 17-26, will bring award-winning movie directors and their highly-anticipated work to Istanbul this year. Majid ...

Author: marzena
Posted: 30-10-2017

Hayata Sarıl Lokantası: Embracing life one meal at a time

Caner Kocamaz
October 27, 2017

Ayşe Tükrükçü has not had an easy life. She was a victim of sexual violence at the age of nine and her own husband forced her into sexwork at a brothel. Tükrükçü mana...

Author: marzena
Posted: 27-10-2017

Aquajog: High-intensity hydro fitness

October 26, 2017

As the end of summer nears in Istanbul, many of us are packing our swimsuits away. However, now is the perfect time to discover a new way to tone, sculpt, and strengthen your body...

Author: marzena
Posted: 26-10-2017

Sublime fragrance: The story behind roses of Anatolia

Jane Akatay
October 26, 2017

Hidden away in the scenic folds of the Taurus Mountains in southwest Anatolia lie the provinces of Isparta and Burdur. This is Turkey’s lake district: the rugged peaks,...

Author: marzena
Posted: 26-10-2017