Art Culture& Entertainment in Istanbul
is an international art and cultural center. The International Arts
and Cultural Festival is held each year in June and July with
famous artists coming from all over the world. These performances are held
mostly in the Atatürk Cultural Center. Those enjoying
classical music can hear it at Cemal Reşit Rey Hall.
Operas, operettas, ballets, film, concerts, exhibitions and conferences
all share the cultural palette of the city. Istanbul also has a rich
program of light entertainment. Nightclubs provide splendid entertainment
throughout dinner, ranging from a selection of Turkish songs to the famous
bellydance. Istanbul is an international gambling city with many casinos.
these are modern discos, cabarets, and jazz clubs in the Taksim-Harbiye
Sultanahmet, there are a number of restaurants in restored Byzantine and
Ottoman buildings which offer a unique setting for an evening out.
with its many taverns, bars and fish restaurants, is another attractive
district. People have been meeting for years in Beyoğlu district's Çiçek
Pasajı for snacks and seafood specialties. Also in this district,
the narrow Nevizede street, near Çiçek Pasajı, is the
best place in Istanbul for eating Turkish specialties and drinking rakı.
the Bosphorus, Ortaköy is the best place for nightlife in
Istanbul, with its nightclubs, jazz clubs, fine seafood restaurants and
Eminönü ,don't miss an opportunity to see the fishermen dressed in
traditional Ottoman clothes on their Ottoman-style boats where you may
board and taste their famous delicious fried fish.