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Touring Istanbul’s Asmalimescit Neighborhood

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Photo: Courtesy of Babylon Lounge

Explore the bustling Turkish neighborhood amidst its renaissanace.

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Destinations: Istanbul · Asmalı Mescit

Inspired by: Touring Istanbul’s Asmalimescit Neighborhood — by Deniz Huysal, Published Apr. 2009

Hotels (1)

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    Marmara Pera

    To stay in the center of it all, try the Marmara Pera, which hosts Mikla, one of Istanbul’s chicest restaurants, on its top two floors. Mikla’s cre

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    Babylon Lounge

    Babylon concertgoers gather at the music venue's sister site for smoked-salmon pizzete and pan-Mediterranean salads.

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    Otto, Istanbul

    Architects and designers hold lunch meetings over bowls of just-like-mom’s bulgur.

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    Mikla

    The height of glamour, atop the hotel Marmara Pera, Mikla has some of the best vistas in town. Swedish-born star chef Mehmet Gürs’s Mediterranean-i

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    Ümit Ünal Doors

    Cult favorite Ümit Ünal, a longtime neighborhood resident, sells his avant-garde women’s designs here.

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    Babylon, Istanbul

    The live-music venue that sparked the area’s renaissance. The live acts range from Cuban rap to Turkish folk music—but the club will definitely be

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